One-third of U.S. Adults Know Someone Who Homeschools Their Child
Two-thirds of adults cite dissatisfaction with academic instruction as a main reason why they think parents in general or they themselves homeschool their children.
The passage of the No Child Left Behind Act has focused attention not only on public education in the United States, but on alternatives to public education as well. One such alternative is homeschooling, a growing trend in recent years. One-third (34%) of U.S. adults know someone who currently homeschools their child. Among those households with children who are old enough to have attended school, eight percent report that their child has been homeschooled at some point in their education.