Homeschooling Research Paper
And there are also reports—although no firm data—that some families more recently are opting to home school to avoid vaccinating their children or exposing them to curricula tied to the Common Core State Standards.
However, the most vocal, visible, and organized home schoolers remain those who are religiously motivated, most often conservative Christians.
In terms of the general public’s attitudes toward home schooling, many Americans support it or have no opinion on it.
There’s anecdotal evidence that concerns over bias and bullying in traditional schools are driving more black families, Muslim families, and families with LGBTQ children to home school, and that, in turn, is fueling a rise in diversity among the home schooling population.
Home schooling is also gaining popularity with military families who frequently move.
Requirements and regulations for home schoolers vary greatly from state-to-state, with most taking a decidedly hands-off approach to oversight.
A 2015 report by the Education Commission of the States analyzed state home-school laws.