While two-thirds of home schooling families are Christian evangelicals, the number of secular home-schoolers is significant â25 percent, according to the Home School Legal Defense Association.
Whatâs more, the number home-schooled children is rising â from 850,000 in 1999 to 1.5 million in 2007, according to The National Center for Education Statistics. Some national home-school organizations put the number higher, at more than 2 million.
And while no one tracks how many identify as atheists or humanists, this latter group may be reaching a kind of critical mass where they are able to organize in communities, both virtual and physical....
Or for that matter John Y., they could send them to parochial school,
Emmett McLoughlin wrote: It is my contention and my sincere conviction, from my experience in the Catholic educational system, my life of fifteen years in the priesthood, and thirteen years of constant observation and intense study since leaving the Church, that its influence on all civilization has been far more of evil than of good....
...this book will show the high rate of crime and sin among Roman Catholics everywhere, and particularly in the United States. It will also demonstrate that this immorality is not in spite of Catholic education and training, but directly because of it.
But no, John, one of the most famous atheists was homeschooled by his atheistic parents, John Stuart Mill. They could impart facts to him better than public schooling, but were no better than parochial schools in imparting wisdom to him.
There is no reason why an atheist or humanist would want to home school their children. The public schools teach atheism, humanism and evolution which is what atheists and humanists want to teach their children.