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Mississippi ranks among the most-homeschool friendly in nation

There are many great schools, public and private, teaching youngsters, both in DeSoto County and in Mississippi. However, more people are turning to another means of educational instruction for their children: homeschooling.

Mississippi ranks among the top states in the nation for homeschooling, according to a new report out from Age of Learning/Homeschool+.

According to the report, Mississippi ranks 10th in the country for homeschooling, with Idaho and Indiana ranked number one and Utah ranked third.

The Magnolia State is second in the country for students enrolled in homeschooling per capita. The state also has the third most accomodating homeschool laws and regulations of any state in the U.S.

Mississippi search interest in homeschooling has spiked 10 percent since 2019. Yet states like New York are proposing and passing legislation to restrict and curtail accessibility.

Using data from LegiScan and the U.S. Census Household Pulse Survey, Age of Learning’s comparative analysis examines homeschooling in the 50 states across several variables.

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Bob Bakken

Bob Bakken is the most recognized and most trusted name in DeSoto County news and sports reporting, as readers continue to express their appreciation for his accuracy and fairness in the stories he writes. Bob is also heard on 95.3 The Rebel twice a week with sports updates and high school football play-by-play broadcasts in the fall. A former newspaper editor and writer, his award-winning background also includes television news producing, sports media relations, and radio broadcasting.

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