The number of home schoolers in the United States increased from 850,000 students to 1.1 million students, or by 29 percent, between 1999 and 2003, concludes a report by the National Center for Education Statistics.
The updated figure for 2003 represents 2.2 percent of all school-age children in the United States. In 1999, an estimated 1.7 percent of school-age children were taught at home. The report also found that 2.7 percent of white children were home-schooled in 2003, compared with 1.3 percent of African-American children and 0.7 percent of Hispanic children.
Vol. 25, Issue 23, Page 15Published in Print: February 15, 2006, as Home Schoolers