The latest news and commentary on homeschooling research, and more, from NHERI and Dr. Brian Ray.

Academic Achievement of Homeschool Students: A Review of Peer-Reviewed Research

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U.S. Homeschool Population Size and Growth: Comments

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Many people ask about the size and growth of the homeschool population in the United States. It is difficult to measure and estimate for several reasons. Brian Ray of the National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI) has estimated that there were more than 2.0 million K-12 homeschool students in the U.S. during the spring of 2008.

by Brian D. Ray, Ph.D., posted December 23, 2008

 

California Homeschool Court Decision Ignores Research Findings and Constitutions

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One of the most significant recent court rulings on homeschooling, and parental rights in general, was handed down by a California court in late February. The California Court of Appeals, on February 28, 2008, essentially declared that homeschooling is illegal in California and no constitutional right to its practice exists in either California or the United States at large. The three judges have contradicted and deemed illegal at least 25 years of the modern practice of parent-led home-based education by their ruling in a single family-services-related case (i.e., a juvenile court proceeding; read court opinion online http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=4804). The case is entitled Jonathan L. and Mary Grace L. v. Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles; i.e., the Long family case).

Some Baptists Supporting Government-Run Schools

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Some Baptists are urging the support of public schools in a document entitled “A Baptist Pastoral Letter Supporting Public Education.” Their letter raises several questions regarding empirical evidence about homeschooling and about biblical rationales. Therefore, several comments on their letter are in order.

 

by Brian D. Ray, Ph.D., posted April 25, 2006

 

A Brief Review of "Educational Neglect & Compulsory Schooling: A Status Report"

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Provides a strong technical and philosophical critique of a newly-released report that addresses public-school truancy and homeschooling.

by Brian D. Ray, Ph.D., published January 28, 2006 (revised January 30, 2006)