Home School Surge Continues in Arkansas

New data show home schooling has continued to surge across the United States — especially in Arkansas.

The Washington Post recently reported that among 32 states and Washington, D.C., the number of home school students has increased by 51% since the 2017-2018 school year.

The number of home schoolers rose in Arkansas from 20,331 in 2018 to 30,205 last year — nearly a 49% increase!

During the coronavirus pandemic, as many as one in ten families in Arkansas home schooled their children during.

Family Council has always believed families deserve options when it comes to education. That’s one reason we support home schooling.

Research shows parental involvement generally is tied to better educational outcomes for children. That’s true no matter how families choose to educate their children — but home schooling is particularly good for many families, because it lets them choose the education that’s best for them.

Home schooling is a great example of how giving families options can help their children flourish.

Family Council has supported home schooling for more than 25 years, because it empowers parents to give their son or their daughter the education that’s right for them. Home schooling in Arkansas has been incredibly successful as a result.

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