COVID-19 has persuaded some parents that home-schooling is better | Curio

COVID-19 has persuaded some parents that home-schooling is better

11 mins | Mar 3, 2021

Some plan to carry on even after the pandemic. “Helping their children learn remotely during the pandemic has driven many parents to distraction. A few have found it easier and more rewarding to take complete control of their children’s lessons. Research published in November by the Association of Directors of Children’s Services, a group that represents local officials, found the number of home-educated children in England had increased by 40% to about 75,000 in the year to October 2020. That represents a little under 1% of school-aged children but it is double the number who were home educated four years before. In America, where some schools have not opened their buildings since March, the numbers are higher.”

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From The Economist