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    Filed at 8:23 pm under by dcobranchi

    First lesson– Don’t insult your target audience in the opening grafs of your press release:

    Kaysville, UT (PRWEB) July 24 2006 -– The phrase, ”back to school” for most children means going back to the classroom, but for an increasing number of kids it means going back to the family room. The stigma of home-schooling in the U.S. has been slowly receding as more parents find success educating their own children.

    Over the last decade, the number of children being home-schooled has been steadily rising. In 1999, the U.S. Department of Education estimated the number of home-taught kids at 850,000. By 2005, the number grew to approximately 2 million, out of 50 million K-12 aged children.

    There has always been a strong disdain for home education. Critics contend that home schooling produces academically intelligent yet socially dysfunctional adults. Other criticisms include parent’s lack of educational training and that home schooling impedes a student’s chance of being accepted to a reputable university.

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