Homeschooling is a type of schooling in which a person is educated outside the school setting, usually at home. Students who are homeschooled are generally taught by one or both of their parents. The act of homeschooling is not a novel concept to our society. Before the public school system became available, education in the home was typical. The recent homeschooling movement began during the 1960s and 1970s when many Americans were questioning the quality of the public education system. The homeschooling movement has continued to grow since this time and laws have been passed allowing parents the right to homeschool their children (Kleist-Tesch, 1998).


According to the Home School Legal Defense Association (2004), the number of homeschooled students has been on the rise over the ...

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