Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Homeschooling Comes of Age

Posted at the Mises Institute.

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the modern home education movement was in its infancy. At that time, most Americans viewed home-styled education as a quaint tourist attraction or the lifestyle choice of those willing to endure more hardship than necessary.

What a difference a few decades makes.

Homeschooling has undergone an extreme makeover. From maverick to mainstream, the movement has acquired a glamorous, populist sheen.

I'm amazed at how much homeschooling has grown since I first started looking into it about 10 years ago. I'm even more amazed at how many homeschoolers I meet who have been doing it since well before I every heard of it.

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