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Rising numbers of pupils home educated | BBC News

There has been a 65% increase in children recorded as home educated in the UK over six years. Parents gave reasons including their lifestyle, dissatisfaction or disagreements with local schools, special needs, bullying and religion. Responses to Freedom of Information requests from 190 local authorities showed 36,609 home educated children.

The government says it will continue to “respect the rights of parents to home educate their children”.

Read more about this story on the BBC website: Rising numbers of pupils home educated | BBC News

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One comment on “Rising numbers of pupils home educated | BBC News

  1. Jens Lyon
    January 9, 2016

    The homeschooling movement is massive here in the United States. It’s interesting to read about how it’s catching on in the UK. In the beginning, most American parents who educated their children at home were doing so for religious reasons, but now there are more families who are tired of all the standardized testing in our schools.

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