In 2010, political asylum was granted to a German family in the US because they were not allowed to homeschool their children in their country but only in a registered school as a legally-binding term to all its citizens.
Homeschooling is a popular in countries such as the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, and Canada, while it is less popular or prohibited in some regions.
Families in places such as Hong Kong and Singapore tend to think homeschooling is considered socially unacceptable, conceptually non-existent, and undesirable even though it is not illegal in most countries.
While 48,000 children have been homeschooled in 2016/17 and 34,000 in 2014/15, it has been estimated that there has been approximately up to 2 million families choosing homeschooling.
Homeschooling is a lifestyle change that provides a sense of educational flexibility and autonomy in terms of familial, religious, and learning preferences.
Home schooling also requires additional effort in maintaining consistency, and the parents will need to be more perseverant in achieving all the learning goals and various socialization with special arrangements.
The pros of Home-schooling
Taking a direct and proactive role in driving your children’s learning aligning with your values and goals. A stronger sense of achievement and satisfaction may be felt and developed by the parents when the child is acquiring and maturing different skills.