US Department of Education: Higher Educated Parents More Likely to Homeschool

By Published on November 29, 2015

New data released by the U.S. Department of Education shows that the more educated parents are, the more likely they are to homeschool their children.

According to information from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the number of homeschooled students between the ages of 5 and 17 has increased dramatically over the last decade, soaring 61.8 percent. The data also indicates that the more educated the parents, the more likely they are to homeschool their children.

According to the newly released data, an estimated 1.6 percent of students whose parents earned a high school diploma or less are homeschooled, while 2.2 percent of students whose parents have received vocational/technical training or “some college education” are homeschooled. Additionally, 2.4 percent of students whose parents have earned a bachelor’s degree or received some graduate education are homeschooled, and 2.5 percent of students whose parents earned a graduate or professional degree are homeschooled.

Though homeschool support organizations emphasize that parental motivation to offer their children the best education — and not higher level education degrees — is most important factor in determining whether to homeschool, the data trend suggests that higher educated parents are perhaps seeing the value and high quality of a homeschool education.

Read the article “US Department of Education: Higher Educated Parents More Likely to Homeschool” on breitbart.com.

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