Has Common Core Created a Homeschooling Boom?
Homeschooling continues to rise in popularity, and experts are crediting the latest numbers to concerns about Common Core, the national standardization of education which was introduced for public schools approximately two years ago. Concerns about the public school environment and the state of the economy have also influenced growth, which has experienced a particularly high spike in North Carolina.
Over the past two years, the Tar Heel State has gained over 10,000 homeschooled students. According to reports, North Carolina now has 98,172 homeschoolers, marking the first time that North Carolina’s homeschool enrollment has surpassed the number in private schools. While the majority of students still attend public school, the number of home schools has increased 27% from two years ago.
Has your state or region experienced a spike in homeschooling since Common Core was introduced?