Homeschooling Numbers Are Skyrocketing in Some Parts of the Country

Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Kerry McDonald

The homeschooling rate in the US doubled in 2020, and tripled from its pre-pandemic level, as parents sought other options when confronted with prolonged school closures. But I think most of us thought that this fall would be different. With schools set to reopen for full-time, in-person learning, it was reasonable to expect homeschooling numbers to drop slightly — even if mask mandates and related policies might keep them more elevated than they otherwise would have been. Well, that doesn’t seem to be the case. Homeschooling numbers in some parts of the country are through the roof.” (09/02/21)