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5 Best States For Unschooling

The top Unschooling states may surprise you. In choosing the 5 best states for unschooling, I took into account the following factors:
Childhood Ranking | Based on the best states to raise a family
Homeschooling Regulations
Personal Freedom
Safety
Sustainability | Balance of nature & civilization

I used the following sources to come up with this list:
https://www.freedominthe50states.org/

Interesting Takeaways:
*The States that rank the highest for Family Fun are the worst places to raise a family.
*Tennessee is surprisingly ranked #4 in Education, but is one of the most highly regulated homeschooling states with a history of seizing children from their parents and one of the worst states for health & safety.
*Florida is ranked #2 in Education, but is one of the worst places to raise a family.
*Cato lists Arizona as the #1 State for Education while WalletHub ranks it #48 for Education and one of the worst states to raise a family and one of the worst states for health & safety.
*Maine is considered one of the best states to raise a family because of health & safety, but it is one of the worst states for educational freedom.

5 Best States For Unschooling
1) Idaho | Unschooling in Idaho is basically unregulated as the state doesn’t require any notice to the school district. Idaho is also where Tara Westover was unschooled which she wrote the Educated biography about.

No Notification Is Required
State Mandated Subjects Are Required
No Assessment Requirements

2) Texas | While Texas is ranked #28 on WalletHubs list of best places to raise a family, it really shines when it comes to educational freedom which is basically unregulated for homeschooling. Texas is the 2nd most moved to and from State Texas leads the nation in number of farms and ranches so if food security is important to you and you like to garden and grow your own food, it may be one of the best states to live.

No Notification Is Required
State Mandated Subjects Are Required
No Assessment Requirements

3) New Hampshire | New Hampshire is considered the freest state in the nation. Surprisingly, it’s the only state in our list that requires an Annual Assessment.

Notification Is Required
State Mandated Subjects Are Required
Annual Assessment Requirements

4) Utah | Ranked the 10th best state to raise a family by WalletHub.

Notification Is Required
No State Mandated Subjects
No Assessment Requirements

5) Alaska |

No Notification Is Required
No State Mandated Subjects
No Assessment Requirements