Homeschooling Law and Legal Definition

Homeschooling is the process of teaching one's children in the home instead of sending them to a school. Homeschooling provides learning outside of the public or private school environment. Generally, schooling involves being out and learning from the rich resources available in the community, environment, and through interactions with other families who homeschool. Homeschooling in the modern sense is an alternative in developed countries to formal education. Motivations to homeschool are better academic test results, poor public school environment, improved character/morality development, and objections to public school curriculum. In the U.S., some states compel that an approved curriculum is legally required when children are to be home-schooled.