The number of homeschooled children has jumped in the past few years due to so called “School-phobia” a name the ignorant no doubt coined to deny the real reasons for the rise of more Irish parents homeschooling their children.
Around 1,434 children had been registered as being homeschooled in September this year compared to the 439 children a decade ago.
More children are being homeschooled by parents for “philosophical, educational, lifestyle, religious, and cultural reasons,” according to Tusla.
A spokesperson for Home Education Ireland said that the number of homeschooled children have shot up particularly in the last two years.
They said: “A lot of children find the system incredibly frustrating especially as they get older and must spend hours on subjects that do not engage them.”
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Other reasons include increased anxiety and “school-phobia”, the Irish Daily Mail repo