According to NBC29, Virginia’s state Department of Education reports that homeschooling is growing in the state. The number of homeschooling students grew by 20 percent in Virginia during the last five years.
In Charlottesville, the number of students being homeschooled doubled during that time frame.
Homeschooling parents claim that social media has facilitated teaching children at home. Additionally, social media has helped organizations such as the Community Homeschool Enrichment Center (CHEC) grow their ranks.
“The more people who start homeschooling, the more other activities that create, the more classes in the community, the more social opportunities, so it kind of snowballs,” said Teela James of the CHEC.
Of students enrolled in Virginia, 3 percent are homeschooled.