Category Archives: Homeschool

Homeschooling Still Booming In NC, Up 34% Since Implementation of Common Core

Homeschooling numbers are up again in North Carolina.

The number has jumped by 11,415 more students than the previous year and represents the largest number of students homeschooling in the state history. That’s a 10.7% increase over the previous 2014-15 school year.

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E-Learning Academies Target Homeschool Students for Profit

E-Learning Academies Target Homeschool Students for Profit

by Tammy J. Covil

As public school systems across the country lose funding due to steady declines in enrollment by parents choosing alternative education options, public school administrators have begun devising clever programs designed to coerce them back into the system.

Earlier this month, an article in the Lexington Herald Leader outlined one such program. The Wayne County public school system is attempting to connect with homeschool students through online courses in exchange for enrollment into the school system. Continue reading

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Charter School Numbers for 2015-16 Show Increases Again – #nced

Last week, Dr. Terry Stoops of the John Locke Foundation noted a steady gain in charter school attendance in the Dept. of Public Instruction report.

There is a lot of great info in Stoop’s newsletter, but one part caught my eye… Continue reading

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#SchoolChoice Booming in North Carolina

School Choice is booming in North Carolina according to the most recent numbers.

According to a press release by the John Locke Foundation, over 280,000 students in North Carolina are now taking advantage of Charter schools, private schools and are homeschooling.

Homeschooling has seen the biggest gains with over 107,000 students; surpassing Private school enrollment for the first time in state history. The numbers are huge, with 92 of North Carolina’s 100 districts seeing triple digit growth in homeschooling.

The largest number of homeschools is in Wake County — 6,359 which includes 10,407 students.

Read the full press release: Continue reading

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Cruz: Homeschoolers Strengthen the Fundamental Pillars of Our Nation [Video]

Sen. Ted Cruz has a new video out extolling the value of homeschooling.

In it, Cruz notes that ‘homeschoolers strengthen the fundamental pillars of our nation’. The video is at the bottom of this article and is embedded in the announcement on his campaign site.

The announcement on Cruz’s site notes the coalition already has over 6,500 members:

KEEP READING… SEE THE VIDEO… Continue reading

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#WCPSS Has ‘Student Growth’ — in Charters, Homeschools, Private Schools

Earlier in the week I highlighted a narrative about student growth in Wake County Schools.

In that earlier article, I said the following:

“These type of articles also serve another purpose, which is to attack school choice. Meanwhile, they are ignoring the multiple underlying causes of why parents are running for the exits of the public school system.

School safety is a big and increasing concern of parents as is the way the Wake Board and the NC Department of Public Instruction have ignored the parents complaints about Common Core.”

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#AmplifyChoice: 1 Mom, Multiple Choices

A few weeks ago, the Amplify Choice conference took place in Washington, D.C. with the aim of looking at the topic of Charter schools. Participants at the conference took a look at two D.C. schools and I delved into Charter schools in my home state of North Carolina.

A pervasive theme of the conference was the idea that school choice can mean a great number of things. Charter schools, private schools, virtual schools and homeschooling all were mentioned as top choices for parents.

In a nutshell, School Choice is ‘Multiple Choice’. Continue reading

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