Families that may have turned to homeschooling as an alternative to hastily assembled remote learning plans have stuck with it — reasons include health concerns, disagreement with school policies and a desire to keep what has worked for their children.
U.S. Census surveys show the proportion of black families homeschooling their children increased five times — 3.3 percent to 16.1 percent — from spring 2020 to fall 2020, continues the AP. The proportion across other groups about doubled.
Minnesota saw a big increase in homeschooling in fall 2020 (the first full school year during COVID-19). Enrollment dropped slightly for the 2021 school year, but the numbers are still higher than pre-COVID.
Nationwide, a far greater proportion of homeschool parents (63 percent) reported being “very satisfied” with their children’s schooling experiences during summer 2021 than public district school parents (31 percent).
If your family is currently homeschooling, considering homeschooling, or looking for supplemental materials, below are several options for you to consider on American history.