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Poll: Would you consider home schooling your children?

A report this morning suggests that the number of children home-schooled in Ireland has doubled in the past five years.

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NEW FIGURES FROM Child and Family Agency Tusla have revealed that the number of children home-schooled in Ireland has increased at a rate of knots in recent years.

The statistics, first reported upon this morning in the Irish Daily Mail, show that the total number of children receiving at-home education in Ireland climbed from 699 in 2011 to 1,322 last year, an increase of 89%.

There are many reasons for parents to consider homeschooling a child, from bullying to the lack of school-place availability, to the individual needs of a student.

With numbers on the increase however, it seems the idea is becoming more socially acceptable.

But would you seriously consider it as an option?

We’re asking: Would you consider home schooling your children?


Poll Results:

No (6955)
Yes (2388)
I'm not sure (521)



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