Please consider donating/supporting NHERI today Context Many new terms about education and schooling have been tossed around during the past five years: micro schools, pods, charter school at home, online schooling, and virtual schooling, and the list continues to grow. Some advocates of these terms imply or argue that there is so much variation and […]
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Context Professor Elizabeth Bartholet called for a ban of homeschooling just three years ago (2020). She called it a presumptive ban and based her proposed government regime on several claims regarding the negative impact and harm of homeschooling. The professor included assertions about child abuse in her rationale. Bartholet is not the only one to […]
Home School Researcher Volume 38, No. 2, 2022, p. 1-7 PDF click here (All tables and graphs are available in the PDF.) Susan L. Iliff Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee, email@example.com Mary T. Hill Lecturer II, Occupational Therapy Graduate Program, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, firstname.lastname@example.org Rose White […]
Copyright © 2022 by Brian D. Ray Abstract The purpose of this study is to estimate the number of homeschool students in the United States during the 2021-2022 academic school year. The estimate is derived by establishing the size of the nationwide school-age population, ascertaining the percentage of all students that were homeschooled, and assuming […]
Context Homeschooling has grown phenomenally during the past 30 years around the world, and especially during the past two years. For example, the number of home-educated children in grades K-12 in the United States grew from an estimated 2.65 million during 2019-2020 to 3.72 million during 2020-2021 (Ray, 2021). In the eastern hemisphere, as another […]
Wretchedly, news stories, anecdotes, and research regarding school teachers and other school personnel doing evil things to students and children have become too common in the United States.[i],[ii] News stories, government data, and research reports on parents harming children are also available.[iii] A recent news story out of California shows that David Turpin and Louise […]
Introduction A fascinating study just came out. Scholars Ying Chen, Christina Hinton, and Tyler VanderWeele (2021) published their work, “School types in adolescence and subsequent health and well-being in young adulthood: An outcome-wide analysis.” In it, they compared the backgrounds in adolescence and outcomes in adulthood of those who were homeschooled, private schooled, and public […]
Copyright © by National Home Education Research Institute [Also, see the new population size estimate for 2021-2022] Abstract The purpose of this study is to estimate the number of homeschool students in the United States during the 2020-2021 academic school year. The estimate is derived by establishing the size of the nationwide school-age population, ascertaining […]
The Context More empirical evidence shows that homeschooling doubled in the United States during the government pandemic lockdowns. The growth occurred from the 2019-2020 institutional school year to the 2020-2021 year, to perhaps as many as 5 million school-age children. The latest data come from the United States Census Bureau. Government restrictions and lockdowns forced […]
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