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Once considered an exotic novelty reserved for such groups as religious fundamentalists, foreign service families, and touring musicians, home schooling in the United States by 1999 was enrolling more than 1,500,000 students, up from an estimated 12,500 in 1978. In the 12 states with the most accurate counts, home schoolers totaled 1.5% of the elementary- and secondary-school students.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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