The Channel 4 news out of the UK has an online report available that claims homeschooling is on the rise in the UK.
I don’t know what guidelines the UK has for tracking homeschoolers, but in the U.S. the best that anyone can do is a guesstimate. Despite that fact, there do seem to be quite a few reports in the news lately that claim our numbers our growing. In this case of nose counting, Channel 4 news reports that they performed a Freedom of Information Request to 134 Local Education Agencies surveying concerning home educators in their area. They wrote this about their survey:
- Below is the list of local education authorities (LEAs) that responded to our survey.It shows the total number of children that were elected their parents of guardians for home education in each academic year. Each LEA has individual ways of keeping a track on home school numbers, in instances where the numbers are complicated we have re-produced the council’s exact disclosure.
You can watch Katie Razzall’s report here, but be sure to also check out, In their own words – case studies – to read about three homeschool families.
- The case for home-school: autism
- The case for home-school: bullying
- The case for home-school: family
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