Education Secretary Worried About Increased Popularity of Homeschooling

So get this.

U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. says he’s concerned homeschooled students aren’t:

“getting the range of options that are good for all kids.”

He also says he is aware of some homeschooling families:

“doing it incredibly well.”

And he even knew of students in college who had:

“very tremendous academic success.”

“Obviously, it’s up to families if they want to take a homeschool approach,” King said during a Christian Science Monitor breakfast with reporters on Wednesday.

King did concede research shows homeschooling is growing in popularity.

The number of homeschooled students in America has doubled since 1999.

Currently there are about 2.3 million homeschooled students in the United States, or 3.4 percent of the school-age population, which is more than double the percentage (1.7 percent) of homeschooling families in 1999.

But despite his (half-hearted) plaudits, Secretary King says he worries that:

“students who are homeschooled are…



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