Utah records increase in home-school students

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Data shows the number of students home-schooled in Utah has more than doubled.

The Daily Herald reported Tuesday that the Utah State Board of Education recorded more than 16,000 home-school students during the 2015-16 school year, the most recent year with available data.

Nearly 17% of the students were in the boundaries of the Alpine School District, about 6% were in the Nebo School District and nearly 3% were in the Provo School District.

The state recorded more than 7,000 home-school students in 2003.

The state requires families to submit an affidavit to their school district if they’re home schooling. The families are not required to provide a reason for home schooling or maintain attendance or instruction records.

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1 Comment

  • Brian Ray June 27, 2019 at 4:44 pm Reply

    Growing but always under threat by certain types of people. It is no wonder that homeschooling is growing amongst a diversity of people – dark- and light-skinned; rich and poor; urban and rural; high- and low-income; Hindu, Jew, agnostic, pagan, or Christian – all around the world. The home educated perform better (on average) academically, socially, and into adulthood than those who attend public/government schools (see research below). Whether the propaganda in State-run schools is leftist, centrist, or rightist; heterosex-only or LGBTQIAXYZ; socialism, neo-Marxism, or hard-handed capitalism, freedom-loving parents do not want their children indoctrinated by the State. However, the statists, control-lovers, and elitists will not rest, and are hard at work across the USA and in other nations to further control home-based education or co-opt it with tax-funded school-at-home programs. See http://www.nheri.org/homeschooling-research-studies-and-scholarship/

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