Homeschooling Statistics - Family Income

What are the true homeschooling statistics about income?

Will your lower income level make it harder for your homeschooled child to succeed, or enable your more well-to-do peers to give their children a better education than you can?

Look at this and ditch your worries.

“With average family incomes of $40,000 to $50,000, lower than the $50,000-to-$60,000 median rung, the home-schoolers defied the demographic correlation between high incomes and high SAT scores” (Daniel Golden, Wall Street Journal).

Now check out the graph below.

You can clearly see that family income is not a significant factor in whether or not you will be able to give your child a quality education.

If it's not income, then what does make the difference?

Many experts agree that the involvement of the parents is likely the single most important factor in whether or not a child will do well in school.

Homeschooled parents are involved to the maximum, so I believe that this is one reason why homeschooled children typically excel.

Want the best for your kids? Get involved to the max - educate them at home!

Glad to be dad,


All statistics in this article are from the handout to a speech entitled “Homeschooling: The Solution to our Education Problem”, by Dr. Jay L. Wile, Ph.D., Apologia Educational Ministries.

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