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ERIC Number: ED501498
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr-3
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Homeschooling: A Growing Option in American Education. Backgrounder. No. 2122
Lips, Dan; Feinberg, Evan
Heritage Foundation
A growing number of American families are choosing to homeschool their children. While research evidence is limited, evaluations of student outcomes suggest that homeschooling is successful for participating students: They do well in their learning environment, perform as well on national college assessment tests as traditional high school graduates, and experience positive life outcomes. Federal and state policymakers should therefore protect all families' right to educate their children at home and implement policies to enable more families to homeschool their children in the future. Included herein is a map showing levels of state homeschooling regulation. (Contains 34 footnotes and 1 map.)
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Heritage Foundation
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A