Thousands of Wake County parents have taken control of, and responsibility for, the education of their children — opting for home-schooling.

JLF’s Terry Stoops, posting at sister blog The Locker Room, gives us the data.

Last year, there were an estimated 9,559 homeschool students in Wake County. Wake had the largest five-year enrollment increase in North Carolina, adding 5,788 students, and is poised to become the first county in the state to enroll over 10,000 homeschoolers. Interestingly, Wake’s homeschool enrollment beat Mecklenburg County by well over 2,000 students.

Read Stoops’ entire blog for data on other parts of the state.