The United States Department of Education last did a survey on home schooling in 2003. That survey did not ask about full-time in-home teachers. But it found that from 1999 to 2003, the number of children who were educated at home had soared, increasing by 29 percent, to 1.1 million students nationwide. It also found that, of those, 21 percent used a tutor.
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Home Schooling is Not Just for Zealots, Anymore
As the rich get richer, a growing number of home schoolers are not taught by moms and dads, but rather by full-time private tutors. A clip from the NY Times: