"According to a new federal report, at least 850,000
students were learning at home in 1999, the most recent year
studied; some experts believe the figure is actually twice that...
More kids learn at home than attend all the public schools in
Alaska, Delaware, Hawaii, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota,
Rhode Island, South Dekota, Vermont and Wyoming combined..."
average SAT score for home schoolers in (year)
2000 was 1100, compared with 1019 for the general population...
Today Harvard admissions officers attend home-schooling conferences
looking for applicants, and Rice and Stanford admit home schoolers
at rates equal to or higher than those for public schoolers.
These schools compete for students like L.J. Decker, 17, from
Katy, Texas, who scored 1560 on the SAT [1600 is a perfect score]..."
-TIME Magazine, August 27, 2001.