More children being home-schooled in North Carolina

More than 41,000 N.C. families home-schooled their children in 2008-09, the largest number in the 23 years state officials have kept a tally.

Wake County leads the state, with 3,771 registered home schools teaching an estimated 7,571 students, according to a report released today. Mecklenburg was second, with 2,956 schools and 6,296 students.

All N.C. counties had home-schoolers, with just over 77,000 children participating. That's up from about 71,600 the previous year, an increase of almost 8 percent.

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