Now that the holiday season is over, many of us are focused on getting back into the swing of things at school and making good on our New Year's resolutions. Even though each winter is filled with holidays, one stands out from the rest. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which falls on Monday, January 15th this year, is a very important holiday in the history of the U.S.
The United States has a rich history of homeschooling K-12 students. Did you know that in 1840 almost half (45%) of all of the students in the U.S. were educated at home? Today, many parents are looking into a homeschool option for their child due to various reasons. The top reason for parents homeschooling is their growing concern about the traditional school environment.
Today, the nature of homeschooling looks a bit different with the introduction of K-12 online education. Here is a look at the journey of the past, present and future of homeschooling in the U.S.