Microsoft is missing an enormous opportunity.
I’m a little bit shocked, actually, that the company’s PR people don’t appear to have noticed.
What opportunity, you ask?
First, a few statistics:
NUMBER OF HOMESCHOOLERS:
According to the U. S. government’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and the National Home Education Research Institute, approximately 1.7 million students (ages 5-17) were estimated to be homeschoolers in 2016. In other words, 3.4% of the student population.
DIVERSITY OF HOMESCHOOLERS:
HSLDA’s article quotes NCES: “among children who were homeschooled, 68 percent are white, 15 percent are Hispanic, 8 percent are black, and 4 percent are Asian or Pacific Islander.” A quick look at the U.S. Census Bureau site reveals the diversity in homeschooling closely mirrors diversity numbers of the U.S. population.
SUCCESS OF HOMESCHOOLERS:
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