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Public Awareness and Advocacy Committee: Don’t Leave the Homeschoolers at Home

Lola Edwards Gomez


Homeschooling, an adult-led home-based education, is typically seen as an alternative method of schooling children from preschool to secondary school. There are also “temporary homeschoolers,” a term which includes kids who traditionally attend school but have been learning remotely.

Homeschooled students fall under a wide variety of demographics, including multiple religions, ethnicities, educational backgrounds, and income levels. At its current rate, homeschooling will be the most rapidly growing education sector. It is expected that families will choose to continue homeschooling in years to come, and librarians must be prepared to attract and serve this steadily increasing group to their libraries.

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