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This report is from 2017 based on 2012 data. I bet it shot up a lot higher since then.


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Most homeschooled students were White (83 percent) and nonpoor (89 percent), lived in cities or suburban areas and rural areas. Homeschooled students spanned all grade equivalents

The U.S. Census Bureau reported in late March that 11.1 percent of K-12 students in the nation are now homeschooling, a significant jump from 5.4 percent when school closures went into effect in spring of 2020, and from the 3.3 percent of families who homeschooled prior to the coronavirus pandemic.
 

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This figure was derived from information from the Census bureau and is displayed on the Center of American Private Schools website. The figure attempts to disprove the presentiment that all kids of wealthy families attend private school. However, students enrolled in private school represent 11% of the population, seeing that 20% of kids in families with incomes greater than 100,000 dollars attend private school suggests that the higher the income of a family, the greater chance they will attend a private school. Higher SAT scores are seen for kids attending private schools, as well as children in high income families, as the graph above shows. This further develops a trend pointing to an increased chance for success based on better socioeconomic origins.

 

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The above table further exhibits the relationship between private school attendance and future success, especially in terms of the SAT, where a large increase in scores is seen from public to private school students
 
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Brian D. Ray, Ph.D.

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The SAT 2014 test scores of college-bound homeschool students were higher than the national average of all college-bound seniors that same year.

Some 13,549 homeschool seniors had the following mean scores: 567 in critical reading, 521 in mathematics, and 535 in writing (College Board, 2014a).

The mean SAT scores for all college-bound seniors in 2014 were 497 in critical reading, 513 in mathematics, and 487 in writing (College Board, 2014b). The homeschool students’ SAT scores were 0.61 standard deviation higher in reading, 0.26 standard deviation higher in mathematics, and 0.42 standard deviation higher in writing than those of all college-bound seniors taking the SAT, and these are notably large differences.

 

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Our daughter worked in the public school system, later transferring over to a department working with the developmentally disabled kids in her district. Our grandson was leaps and bounds above the curriculum and as all grandparents will say, theirs is special. He is going in to qualify for his black belt in Jiu Jitsu on April 16. The youngest ever in his area.
Anyway, seeing what was taking place around her and unable to make changes, she pulled him out of the public system and has homeschooled him for the past 2 years. They are not high income but they are involved. He has excelled beyond any expectations I could have dreamed up.
The trend is probably going to continue and partner with urban flight, an increase in rural homesteading lifestyles and the lack of confidence in most things run by the government.
 

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Government running our schools, and increasingly running our healthcare, is creating the same effects in the two industries. The rich getting excellent services, and those relying on government services getting poorer services.

There used to be a wide middle-range here, but big-government types don't want that. You can't have local independent school districts that answer to parents...better to have national teachers unions or federal regulations mandate what these districts must do. Likewise in healthcare where big-government types have implemented mandates that have greatly reduced the smaller medical practices.

But the wealthy will always be able to afford the benefits of capitalism. Through private schooling for their kids and concierge medicine for their health.
 

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I'm thrilled that home schooling is increasing!

It shows that families are getting back to recognizing and acting on what really matters in life.
 

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Nothing in the public school system inspired confidence in us as parents, and in no way were we ever enticed to throw our kids into that meat-grinder. In any decade we choose to look at; we saw bad influences and dangers at every turn. At first, I though that was part & parcel of city life ... living rural, I found that nothing had changed.

Today, our children are wrapping up home-schooling on the homestead, and numerous homestead training and skills have always been part of the curriculum, with hands-on doing alongside curriculum learning!

Whereas I didn't get to mortgage-free until the 5th decade, they'll be building their own tiny homes upon graduation, and they'll be mortgage- & grid-free from the start of their own lives ...

What a difference!
 

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parental involvement is the key to home, private or public school.

home school really demands a high level of parental involvement how ever I have seen it done with very little to no formal learning. In WI there is no list of things or testing that must be done. simply fill out the form and file it with the DPI each year

most homeschool families I have met , did a fair amount of from text books or work books for many core subjects there was a lot of outdoor activities , field trips , and other non standard learning. we focused on how to learn with many things.
we homes schooled 7 years then for reasons my wife had to take a job , and kids went back to public school but by this time they had learned how to learn and did well with it. I have one in college to be an art teacher , one accepted to engineering school for the fall and one still in highschool a couple more years

I definitely have gripes about public school , there are things that could be done better , however as parents our level of teaching the kids to work with the system , meet deadlines , write assignments and due dates in planner , time management. reaching out via email to teachers. makes a huge difference.
 

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I would definitely homeschool in this day and time. I see public education as a breeding ground for liberal ideas. I use to understand it at the College level because 18 year old are mostly dumb and want to disagree with the parents about something and think their professors are so forward thinking. But when your 6 year old is learning "new history" or being read stories by the local Drag Queen, I say the education system is done. My boys attended DOD (Dept of Defense) schools until High School because we lived overseas. They were far ahead of their peers when we returned to the U.S. Could be the DOD schools were better but probably more likely because their mother would kick their butts if they didn't focus on education. Every family that I know that does homeschooling has kids that are eager to learn.
 

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The homeschool students’ SAT scores were 0.61 standard deviation higher in reading, 0.26 standard deviation higher in mathematics, and 0.42 standard deviation higher in writing than those of all college-bound seniors taking the SAT, and these are notably large differences.
??? I guess that guy didn't do very well on the math section himself. A difference of 0.25 SD is easily due to chance and not significant to any degree of credibility.

parental involvement is the key to home, private or public school.
Exactly.

I see public education as a breeding ground for liberal ideas.
That's the major argument against govt schools and for home-schooling. One of the first things the National Socialists did (after confiscating guns) in Germany in the 30s was to purge the schools of teachers who did not join The Party.
 

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parental involvement is the key to home, private or public school.

home school really demands a high level of parental involvement how ever I have seen it done with very little to no formal learning. In WI there is no list of things or testing that must be done. simply fill out the form and file it with the DPI each year

most homeschool families I have met , did a fair amount of from text books or work books for many core subjects there was a lot of outdoor activities , field trips , and other non standard learning. we focused on how to learn with many things.
we homes schooled 7 years then for reasons my wife had to take a job , and kids went back to public school but by this time they had learned how to learn and did well with it. I have one in college to be an art teacher , one accepted to engineering school for the fall and one still in highschool a couple more years

I definitely have gripes about public school , there are things that could be done better , however as parents our level of teaching the kids to work with the system , meet deadlines , write assignments and due dates in planner , time management. reaching out via email to teachers. makes a huge difference.
The US has many public school in some area,s with very good teachers and do very good teaching. These school are located in area where the income of people living there are hightest in their area. I have been to some area's where a lot of Black or Merian kids attent school and a lot of the kids miss school half the time. The schools just push all kids out as soon as posible no matter their grades. Been this way for 50 years. When i went to school in H.S. i was doing 12 grade work in the 10 grade. My school still required me to attend H.S. for 4 years. I quit school and used my brothers ID and went in the USMC and took college courses for 4 years and come out with a college degree. After getting out of military i worked for a big oil companty in the Northwest. The company paid my college cost. Each degree i got in engineering i got a raise. I retired with top pay as a designer. Schools have changed a lot. I have two childern that teaach in college. One in Ca. and one in Mexico city. Both make very good money and have nice homes. My 3 boys are top engineers and make top pay and all have high degrees. There will always be top school students no matter what school they attend. My wife stayed home and took care of all our kids untill they all got out of H.S. Same as my Mother she stayed home and didn't go to work untill us kids had all got out of H.S. How your kids will make it in life is how well they are treated at home.
 
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