I was on my state's homeschool website (I'm in NC) and they have a chart that compares homeschools in the state from year to year. In the '88-'89 school year, there were 1,300 registered home schools. In the '11-'12 school year, there were 48,000! that's amazing to me!! i figured more & more people were homeschooling, but i was really surprised to see that many registered homeschools.