RALEIGH ‚ÄĒ Home-school enrollment increased by about 4 percent this past school year, according to figures released today by the state Division of Non-Public Education.
State officials are estimating that 71,566 students were home-schooled for the 2007-08 school year, up from 68,707 students the prior year. The number of children being schooled at home is likely higher because parents don‚Äôt have to register with the state unless their children are at least 7-year-old.
There were 38,367 registered home-schools in 2007-08, a 6 percent increase from the prior school year....
Warned Us Six and Half Years Ago About Today In the late 70‚Äôs and early 80s, the late Dr. Raymond Moore, author of ‚ÄúSchool Can Wait,‚ÄĚ and Better Late than Early: A New Approach to Your Child‚Äôs Education,‚ÄĚ became a proponent for teaching children at home during their most critical years. Dobson, helped launch the modern home school movement when he had Dr. Moore and his wife Dorothy as guests on his radio program.
Focus on the Family‚Äôs impact among Christians is remarkable. The Truth Project, a worldview ministry launched by Focus on the Family is one of the best resources available to come alongside the church and begin to equip Christians in the church to think biblically on every issue of life. Truth Project, ... was the first time I had heard people being excited about how the Bible applies to the culture, to education, to the family, to history and much more. ... Times of great crisis require a clear message, and certain trumpet sound. With all that Focus on the Family has been doing for home schooling, they are sending mixed messages on the necessity of k-12 Christian education.
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