The Question:

What percentage of Americans are home-schooled?

The Answer:

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, as of 2007, 1.5 million or 2.9% of U.S. children were homeschooled. The three top reasons for homeschooling were due to concern about the school environment; this included concerns about safety, drugs, and negative peer pressure; to provide religious or moral instruction, and dissatisfaction with the academic instruction available at other schools.

For more information, see Characteristics of Homeschooled Students and Parents' Reasons for Homeschooling.

—The Fact Monster


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