“‘Other reasons’ parents gave for
of the student’s household” (e.g., city,
suburban), the student’s race/ethnicity,
parents’ highest educational level, and
the;U.S.;K- 12;population. 2 Ergo,;the;fed-
eral government apparently concludes
that the homeschool population has
survey being used in 2007; therefore
one should use caution in comparing
another comparison, Ray (2011) estimated (using methods different from
appears that homeschooling continued
Every indication is that there are
like to homeschool their children but
slowed homeschooling’s growth dur-
children as home-based discipleship/
allow God to give them the desire to
spend such time with their children?
families;have;two;parents;working;out-side the home at times.) How many
fathers and mothers are ready to live
graduates of home-based education
Brian D. Ray, Ph.D., is president of the
National Home Education Research Institute, a nonprofit research and education
organization. Dr. Ray often serves as an
expert witness in courts, testifies to legislatures, and is interviewed by the media.
Brian is married to Betsy and they have
eight children and four grandchildren.
(2013);Parent and family involvement in education, from the National Household Education
Surveys Program of 2012 (NCES 2013-028).
2013 from nces.ed.gov/pubs2013/2013028.pdf
2. Bielick, Stacey. (2008, December). 1. 5 Million
Homeschooled Students in the United States in
3.;Ray,;Brian;D.;(2011).;2.04 million homeschool
students in the United States in 2010.;Salem,;OR:
National Home Education Research Institute.
Retrieved 2/18/2013 online www.nheri.org/