As reported by the HSLDA:
The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) recently released the final executive summary of its fourth quadrennial survey on homeschooling, conducted in 2012.
Notable facts from the survey show that:
- Homeschool students made up 3.4% of the school-age population in 2012.
- There were an estimated 1.8 million students being homeschooled in 2012.
- Concern about the public school environment was reported to be a major factor in nine out of ten parents’ decisions to homeschool their children.
- Homeschooling has doubled nationwide since the first DOE survey in 1999