Why homeschooling is growing

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In recent years, homeschooling has witnessed a remarkable surge in popularity worldwide. In fact, it’s now the fasted growing form of education according to The Washington Post. During covid restrictions, there was a sharp increase in homeschooling, with some states jumping over 108% homeschool enrollment since 2017-2018. There are an estimated 1.9 million to 2.7 million homeschooled students in America today.

Homeschooling offers personalized learning experiences tailored to each child’s unique needs, interests, and abilities. This flexibility allows parents to ensure their children receive an education that maximizes their potential. Older students can practice self-teaching and allow themselves to flourish in areas of interest and even skip ahead to harder classes.

Many parents are turning to homeschooling due to concerns about bullying, peer pressure, and inadequate safety measures in traditional schools. Homeschooling provides a secure and nurturing environment where students can thrive academically and emotionally through co-op opportunities or just the ability to get out in the community and interact with different age groups.

Homeschooling enables families to design a curriculum that aligns with their values, beliefs, and educational goals. This freedom allows parents to incorporate cultural, religious, or moral teachings into their children’s education.

For families with unique circumstances such as frequent travel, health issues, or parents working irregular hours, homeschooling offers the flexibility to create a schedule that accommodates these factors.

Homeschooling’s popularity rises due to many personal reasons, but it’s certainly an alternative to traditional schooling, gaining momentum. Not suitable for everyone, but empowering families to assume responsibility for children’s education. Nurturing growth, maximizing potential, fostering well-rounded individuals. More parents recognize these advantages and homeschooling to continues to be a rising option even after the Covid-19 pandemic.

Written by Inna D for NewsBreak – December 16, 2023

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