Friday, December 21, 2007

Who Homeschools

A criticism about home schooling is that only well-to-do will homeschool. The rich will abandon public schools to the poor downtrodden masses, class divides will deepen, cats and dogs will live together ...

Maybe not so much.

Friedman summarizes survey data from the National Center for Educational Statistics . . .

Classified by household income, the percentage of children home schooled is essentially constant for the first three categories (under $25,000, $25,000-$50,000, $50,000-$75,000), a bit lower for the top ($75,000+) category--presumably because higher income parents have easier access to the private school alternative.

Common sense trumped by data. Umpossible!
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