The Home School Court Report
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February / March 1996
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Cover Story

Special Features
Billiot Family Challenges Statute

Michigan's New Law

Victory in Newfoundland

Top 10 Home Schooling States

Oklahoma Truant Officer Resigns

Home Schoolers in Books

Military Court Convicts Spc. New

Top 20 Advantages to Home Schooling

Another Unsung Hero

Regular Features

Across the States

National Center Reports

Press Clippings

Notes for Members

Litigation Report

President's Page

Top Ten Most Populous Home Schooling States*

  1. Texas (11.3%) 90,400 students
  2. California (9.2%) 73,000 students
  3. Ohio (5.8%) 46,400
  4. Florida (5.4%) 43,200
  5. Georgia (4.4%) 38,200 students
  6. Washington (4.3%) 34,400 students
  7. New York (4.2%) 33,600 students
  8. Illinois (4%) 32,000 students
    Pennsylvania (4%) 32,000 students
  9. Michigan (3.4%) 27,200 students
* Percentages based on a conservative estimate of 800,000 home schooled students total nationwide. Data supplied by the Teaching Home Magazine and the Home School Legal Defense Association, evaluated by Dr. Brian Ray of the National Home Education Research Institute. (Many studies have concluded there are between 900,000 and 1.2 million children taught at home in the U.S.) The above figures cannot account for all home taught students, since many states do not report every type of home schooler. Many state laws do not require all types (i.e. religiously motivated) of home schoolers to file with local school districts. This data represents the best "guesstimate" available at the present time. Further study will hopefully produce even more in-depth data.