A new report released by NHERI (National Home Education Research Institute) indicates that homeschooling is still on the rise.
According to the report released on January 3, 2011 there are approximately 2.2 million children being homeschooled between the ages of 7 and 12 in the United States. The number of homeschooled students increased by approximately 7% since 2007. This accounts for about 3.8% of all school-aged children in the U.S.
The report also indicates that it is difficult to calculate the number of “underground”homeschoolers. “Underground homeschoolers are parents who choose not to comply with state laws. A conservative estimate is that 10% of homeschoolers are “underground” in states that require registration of homeschooled students.
You can download and read the entire report here:http://www.nheri.org/HomeschoolPopulationReport2010.pdf