More Military Families Choosing Homeschooling Over Common Core, an article out of Breitbart, actually points to several sources extolling the benefits of Common Core for military families—including Gen. Benjamin C. Freakley (commanding general of the United States Army Accessions Command), Achieve, Inc., the Military Child Education Coalition and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee. As the title suggests, though, the article goes on to argue that Common Core is driving military parents away to homeschool their children—but provides very little sound evidence of that.
According to a
2010 report in the Air Force Times,
however, there is data to indicate that more military families are finding homeschooling to be a better educational choice for their children than traditional school settings:
A 2001 Army survey found that 2.7 percent of those with school-age kids were home schooling, about twice the national average at the time. And in the decade since that study, the percentage of home-schoolers nationwide has risen dramatically, climbing from 850,000 in 1999 to 1.5 million in 2007, from 1.7 percent to 3 percent of all school-age children, according to the Education Department.
The article later goes on to say:
In general, homeschooling has shown massive increases across the United States
since the Common Core has been implemented,
with nearly two million children in the nation, or about 3.4 percent of the school-age population, now estimated to be homeschooled, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.