Even though most school districts have reopened their doors this semester, many students will not be returning to the classroom.
The number of students being homeschooled has nearly doubled since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The National Home Education Research Institutes estimates about 5 million students were homeschooling in March 2021. In 2020, that number sat at 2.6 million.
“Interest has exploded,” said Christopher Chin, the president of Homeschool Louisiana, a faith-based support group for homeschooling families.
Chin said he’d expect this trend to continue even after the pandemic.