Since 1999, the amount of children who are homeschooled in America increased 75%. Even though homeschooled children only make up 4% of children in school across the country, if this trend persists, that number is sure to increase drastically in the near future.

One of the main reasons why parents may be opting out of traditional schooling is that the average homeschooled child performs better on standardized tests than the average student in traditional school. The average homeschooled student scores between the 65th and 89th percentile on standardized tests, while the average student in traditional school scores in the 50th percentile.

Additionally, unlike in traditional school, socioeconomic status, sex, and race do not affect achievement in homeschool.

So the next time you hear someone say they put their children in homeschool, instead of thinking about the stigmas that are sometimes associated with it, consider that they might be on to something.

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