Home-schooled students gain edge in US

Surveys show university students taught at home perform better than peers from conventional schools.

    Two million children in the US are taught by their parents or private tutors at home.

    In surveys of standardised achievement tests over the past 20 years, home-schooled children on average scored about 30 percentiles above the median. And of those who went on to higher education, two-thirds earned a degree compared to just over half of their classmates. 

    Al Jazeera's Tom Ackerman reports from Washington, DC.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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