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The Homeschool Choice: Parents and the Privatization of Education

Kate Henley Averett


In recent decades, homeschooling in the United States has grown, as parents with varying stances in terms of politics and religiosity—and particularly, with distinct perspectives on childhood gender and sexuality—come to the same practice of homeschooling their children. How can we understand the rising popularity of homeschooling, and what does this trend indicate about broader cultural beliefs about childhood, parenting, and education? The Homeschool Choice examines contemporary debates about childhood and education from the perspective of parents who have chosen—for a variety of reasons—to ... More

Keywords: homeschooling, childhood, gender, sexuality, education, school choice, parenting, motherhood, neoliberal

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781479882786
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479882786.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kate Henley Averett, author
University at Albany, SUNY