The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has been reporting on the ongoing plight of 800 million students—nearly half of all school-age children worldwide—who have lost at least two-thirds of their school year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

You would think UNESCO's reports would recognize the positive possibilities homeschooling offers to a world in which children everywhere were sent home from school. But when UNESCO published their Global Education Monitoring Report (GEM) for 2020 [1], they gave short shrift to the millions of families worldwide who find homeschooling a practical and rewarding educational option, instead portraying parental choice in education as a threat to “inclusion.”