Homeschooling is about to go mainstream — two million kids are being Homeschooled this year. Growing at a rate of 7 to 15% per year, Homeschooling has lost the stigma of being the choice of religious fanatics and other extremists. In a few states, it remains completely unregulated, but most states believe Homeschooling to be an acceptable education option, for which each county is likely to have a Homeschooling office.
There is considerable variation among these states as to family accountability. New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts have fairly stringent guidelines, while New Jersey has almost none. (At the end of this blog, you will find a guide to websites you will likely want to visit for more specific information.)