It’s back-to-school time. Across the U.S., children soon will pack their bags and leave their homes for the classroom.
For an increasing number of Americans, however, home is the classroom. Nearly 1.8 million children in the U.S. are homeschooled, according to the Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics
. That’s about 3.4 percent of the school-age population — and more than double the number in the center’s 1999 report.
About 91 percent of parents surveyed by the center said that “concern about the environment of other schools” factored into their decision to homeschool. Other factors included:
• A desire to provide moral instruction (77 percent).
• A dissatisfaction with academic instruction at other schools (74 percent).
• A desire to provide religious instruction (64 percent).
• A desire to provide a nontraditional approach to their child’s education (44 percent).
We want to hear your homeschooling stories. Why did you choose to homeschool your children? What results have you seen? Were you homeschooled? If so, what were your experiences? Whether you’re a teacher or a student, how has homeschooling impacted your faith?
Following is a list of companies and ministries that serve homeschools and responded to The Christian Chronicle’s request for resources.
If you don’t see your company, ministry or nonprofit listed here, contact advertising assistant Kelcy Nash at [email protected]
Resources related to reason, revelation, discovery, Bible contradiction and topics.
that challenge faith.
Bible Study Guide
Bible curriculum for churches, homeschools, family Bible studies.
Authorized Reproductions from the Holy Land.
Faith Christian Ministries
Support for homeschooling families.
Stick-figuring through the Bible.
Pryor Convictions Media
Faith-building products for the family.
Shelby Kennedy Foundation
A nonprofit organization with a mission to strengthen Christian families.
World Video Bible School
Serving the church with non-denominational Bible study materials on DVD, CD, MP3, online, books and more.
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