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    Filed at 6:24 pm under by dcobranchi

    Don’t tell this NJ edu-crat but there are just a few more than 2,700 homeschoolers in NJ. NJ homeschoolers don’t have to register with the state.

    In the 2002-2003 school year, the latest year the numbers are available from the state department of education, Mercer County’s 53 homeschooled children were the lowest of any county across the state.

    “I think the numbers seem to be since I’ve been working about the same,” John Lally, education program specialist for the state’s office of non-public schools, said of New Jersey’s 2,700 homeschooled children. “It doesn’t seem to increase a great deal.”

    Way to go, Tim!

    2 Responses to “SHHHH!”

    Comment by
    Tim Haas
    August 30th, 2004
    at 8:50 pm

    Darn, you beat me to it! I’ve been trying to blog this all day. Don’t have that killer posting instinct yet.

    There are towns in Mercer County that have more than 53 homeschoolers …

    Comment by
    August 31st, 2004
    at 8:49 am

    On a related note, I can’t get over how the numbers are interpreted.

    1 million children hsing is, “an acceptable educational alternative.” (Kind of bland, huh?) Yet, I’m reading a book about the back-to-the-land movement of the 1970’s and the 1 million commune dwellers were referred to as “a major sector of the population.”

    Just imagine if homeschoolers were declared “a major sector of the population.” (Much too scary a thought for the powers that be, but wouldn’t it be nice…)