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September 1, 2006

Unbalanced homeschool article

Filed under: education reporting, Homeschooling — texased @ 3:08 pm

APP.COM – Parent-teachers | Asbury Park Press Online:

There is anecdotal evidence that home schooling is on the rise in New Jersey and elsewhere. Exact numbers are hard to come by in New Jersey because there is no requirement that parents report their decision to home-school.

Nancy Plent, who founded the Unschoolers Network in Farmingdale in the 1970s as she began home-schooling her son, said the movement contin-ues to grow. She communicates with 1,600 to 1,800 people on her mailing list.

“Every year at this time, the phone starts ringing and the mailbox begins picking up mail” from people seeking information on home schooling, she said. “I think it is here to stay, and it is almost mainstream now. We are no longer the oddball tree-huggers.”

Only one anti-homeschooling comment. Usually, the writer would have given at least equal time to the anti-homeschooling view.

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