- Concern about the school environment, including reasons such as safety, drugs or negative peer pressure – 88 percent
- A desire to provide religious or moral instruction – 83 percent
- A dissatisfaction with academic instruction at other schools – 73 percent
- Nontraditional approach to children's education – or "unschoolers" who consider typical curriculums and standardized testing as counterproductive to quality education – 65 percent
- Other reasons, such as family time, finances, travel and distance – 32 percent
- Child has special needs (other than physical or mental health problems) that schools cannot or will not meet – 21 percent
- Child has a physical or mental health problem – 11 percent
...Research has shown the positive effects of homeschooling through the years. While some critics say teaching children at home may stunt their social growth, studies indicate homeschooled students fare well or better than public and private school students in terms of social, emotional and psychological development.
Additionally, homeschoolers earn higher marks than peers who attend public schools. Academic Leadership, an online journal, cites findings from at least three nationwide studies across the United States and two nationwide studies in Canada."
A Letter to the Editor
6 years ago