The following Maryland article about homeschooling is pleasant to read, and is a good, all-around article:
- Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, Maryland, 19 March 2006Â Home schooling has appeal for several reasons
“I was astounded at how superior home schooling is to public school,” said Turner, who home-schools three children ages 6, 13 and 17. “The children get back this love of learning that all children had when they were 3 or 4 years old.”
Home schooling, once considered by some to be a fringe practice, is a rapidly growing trend that attracts parents for a variety of educational, religious and personal reasons.
Growth has slowed somewhat but still remains high. The number of students in home instruction has more than doubled in Howard since 2000. Now, about 1,425 county students are being taught at home, or almost 3 percent of the school-age population, according to county statistics.