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Homeschooling in the United States: 2003

NCES 2006-042
February 2006

Figure 2. Percentage of homeschooled students, ages 5 through 17 with a grade equivalent of kindergarten through 12th grade, whose parents reported various reasons as their most important reason for homeschooling: 2003
Figure 2. Percentage of homeschooled students, ages 5 through 17 with a grade equivalent of kindergarten through 12th grade, whose parents reported various reasons as their most important reason for homeschooling: 2003
1 These include safety, drugs, or negative peer pressure.
2 Parents homeschool their children for many reasons that are often unique to their family situation.
"Other reasons" parents gave for homeschooling in the PFI-NHES:2003 include: It was the child's choice; to allow parents more control over what child was learning; and flexibility.
NOTE: Excludes students who were enrolled in school for more than 25 hours a week and students who were homeschooled only because of a temporary illness.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Parent and Family Involvement in Education Survey of the 2003 National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES).

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