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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.
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
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
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
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
This is a reposting of my weekly column at Da Tech Guy: Virginia Homeschooling and Religious Affiliation By A.P. Dillon Last week, I highlighted an article that appeared in the NY Times that called into question the fundamental right to homeschool. The NY … Continue reading
In yesterday’s article, CCSSO President Questions Testing For Homeschoolers, the question was posed by Dr. Atkinson that perhaps homeschoolers and private schooled children should be taking the same tests as public school children.
Here’s the original tweet:
With choice, should homeschool & private school students have to take the same tests as public school students? If no, why not? #HLR2015
— June Atkinson (@DrJuneAtkinson) January 12, 2015
This question has led to some backlash.
Better watch it, ya’ll. You might be accused of bearing false witness.
KEEP READING… Continue reading