The number of home schooling programs in Maine has increased from three in 1981
The number of home schooling programs in Maine has increased from three in 1981 to 3,700 in 1996, due to increased ease of starting home-schooling programs and less faith in the public school system. Ed Kastuck of the Maine Department of Education estimates there are 477 school-aged children in Maine attending non-approved schools without any apparent facility or program. His attempts to document the state's non-approved private schools were stymied by the number of private school directors who chose not to speak with him. Kastuck contacted one non-approved private school, Coastal Academy of Freeport, and director Bruce Foss refused to answer any questions. Details.
Home education, Maine Department of Education, Private schools
Chutchian, Kenneth Z., "The number of home schooling programs in Maine has increased from three in 1981" (1996). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 1878.
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