Private Schooling Saves Dough

We often hear that homeschooling saps resources from public schools. A new study from the Nevada Policy Research Institute finds just the opposite. Homeschoolers save taxpayers’ money. Add private school kids, and lots of money is saved:

Based on 2003 data, the analysis shows an annual potential cost savings to Nevada taxpayers ranging from $24.3 million to $34.6 million attributable to homeschool students, and another $101.9 million to $147 million attributable to private school students, for a combined total of $126.2 million to $181.7 million.

Should we expect to see a pro-homeschooling campaign from the NEA? Probably not. (Via CafÃ? Hayek.)