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More Urban, Professional Parents Choose Homeschooling - Why? | Care2 Causes

More Urban, Professional Parents Choose Homeschooling - Why? | Care2 Causes

The National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI) estimated that in the U.S. in 2010, there were over 2 million children being homeschooled. That represents about 4% of the country’s schoolkids. Most parents who are homeschooling are doing so for religious or moral reasons. But the homeschooler demographic is changing. According to Linda Perlstein, writing in Newsweek , there are an estimated 300,000 homeschooled children in America’s cities, many of them children of secular, highly educated professionals. Why Is This Happening? Here’s what Perlstein has to say: Many of these parents feel that city schools—or any schools—don’t provide the kind of education they want for their kids. Just as much, though, their choice to homeschool is a more extreme example of a larger modern parenting ethos: that children are individuals, each deserving a uniquely curated upbringing. T...

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