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There's No Place Like Home -- to Learn

(FRC) If someone told me 18 months ago that homeschooling American households would triple in a year, I would hardly have thought it possible. Nor would I have believed the Associated Press and the Washington Post could report positively on something as beneficial as homeschooling. As it turns out, nearly anything can change in a pandemic. By the fall of 2020, 11 percent of U.S. households were homeschooling their children, up from 5.4 percent in the spring of 2020, and 3.3 percent in the years before that, according to the Household Pulse Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. "A lot of parents and guardians are going to keep on with home schooling, or at the very least, give it another semester or two," said education researcher Ellen Dundas.

"Even more remarkable are where those gains came from," reported the Washington Post. "Even though home schooling has often been considered the domain of religious White families, the most significant increases were seen among Black, Latino and Asian households."