Large Racial Gap in Homeschooling

A new report from the U.S. Department of Education finds that nearly 3 percent of all children ages 5 to 17 in the United States are homeschooled. As expected, children in two-parent families are far more likely to be homeschooled than other children. Students whose parents are college educated are also more likely to be homeschooled.

There is a large racial disparity in homeschooling. Almost 4 percent of all white children ages 5 to 17 are homeschooled compared to only 0.8 percent of all black children in this age group.