Rise in Homeschooling: New Approaches, and Fewer Regulations
The number of homeschooling families in New Hampshire and nationwide continues to grow, and they’re more diverse: including families with a wider range of political, religious, and educational approaches. But even as this group expands, it is less regulated by the states, sparking debate on how much oversight is needed.
The show was originally broadcast on September 22, 2015.
- Rachel Coleman – executive director of Coalition for Responsible Home Education, a group founded by homeschool alumni to advocate for homeschool students. She was homeschooled K-12, and wrote her M.A. thesis on homeschooling.
- Amy Gall – chair of the state’s Home Education Advisory Council, and coordinator of the New Hampshire Homeschooling Coalition. She is a homeschool parent from Bath.
- Katy Hamilton – general manager at Einstein’s Workshop, a maker space and science and engineering learning center in Burlington, MA. She is originally from Brookline, New Hampshire, and was homeschooled from third grade through high school.
- New Hampshire home education law
- Homeschool enrollment numbers in New Hampshire
- NHPR conversation about the state's homeschool regulations
- Boston Magazine article about the rise in homeschooling among secular urban families
- ProPublica investigation into the decline in homeschool regulations across the country
- Homeschooling's Invisible Children - a project cataloging cases of abuse or neglect of homeschooled children