Why Are Parents Choosing to Home School?
Home-schooling parents are citing liberal schools as their reason for pulling their children. Is a mass exodus underway?
From Daily Caller. Almost half of parents turning to homeschooling today say they are concerned about their children being “influenced by liberal viewpoints,” according to a Washington Post and George Mason University poll released Tuesday.
The number of American families that are homeschooling saw a significant spike following the COVID-19 pandemic, with one study finding that the number had risen by 30% during the 2021-2022 school year, according to the Urban Institute. A new poll found that, when asked why they decided to homeschool, 46% of families replied that they were worried that “local public schools” are “too influenced by liberal viewpoints,” according to the Post. …
Traditionally, faith has been the primary motivation for homeschooling, but the poll found that religious reasons for taking children out of public schools had dropped by 30% since 2012, according to the Post. …
The poll was conducted from Aug. 1-10 with a national sample of 1,027 families with children between the ages of 5-20. The margin of error was determined to be 1.8%.
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