No one really knows how many children are home educated in the UK. Estimates suggest around 60000. Home education is chosen for many reasons: faith, disaffection with the State system, bullying, difficulty finding suitable schools...
I'm writing over at The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew blog today about home educating in the United Kingdom. Pop over there to read the rest of the article and about home education in other countries.
Welcome to visitors from the Old Schoolhouse Review blog. There is more about home education in the UK in these posts:
UK Home education resources
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