Home-schooling always has thrived on its ability to be flexible and adapt to changing circumstances. Today is no different. Over the past 10 years, home-schooling has grown rapidly. There are more than 2 million home-schooled children, up from an estimated 1.2 million in 1995. Home-schoolers represent about 3 percent of the school-age population.
Growth has changed the home-school movement for the better because additional families bring their own talents and ideas to the table. One of the consequences is that new home-schooling parents have greater opportunities and choice than ever before. This is particularly evident in the increased availability of tailor-made curricula.