An estimated 220,000 black students were home schooled in 2007, according to the institute. In comparison, 84,000 were home schooled in 1999, according to a survey by the National Center for Education Statistics.General disgust with the poor level of education provided by many public schools is a major reason. Safety is also an issue, as are issues like teaching values.
Studies show that home-schooled students do just as well or better than their public school peers. For example, they typically score 15 to 30 percentile points above public-school students on standardized academic achievement tests, according to the research institute.
I wonder how are the Dems going to reconcile the Teachers' Unions hatred of homeschooling with this?