"I've got three kids: ds16 had been homeschooled his whole life until just this past semester. He chose to attend a technology/engineering oriented charter high school. My dd8 has also always been homeschooled and chose to attend school next…"
"I went to public school my entire life and it wasn't that bad, ofcourse thats because I went to good schools for the most part in the good area of town.
What really hurts public schools is the inability of teachers to discipline kids. There…"
"Well, my parents made the decision to let me attend an online school after two years of the torture that is High School. I think that's a pretty major delve into my schooling.
Public school....sucks, if you don't mind me saying. Fine for…"
"My wife and I volunteer at EVERYTHING. She is in all of the elementary kids' classes for an hour a week as a helper. We both Co-Chair the SAC committee. I run an astronomy club for the elementary school, and we sponsor extracurricular science…"
""We are a sub-species of homeschoolers known as unschoolers. To us, this means that we do not attempt to replicate the methods of schools. We follow no curriculum. "
Great to hear.
I've spent a couple holidays with friends in rural…"
"It's interesting how many homeschoolers, including me, were drawn to this thread. Sorry, I'm only discovering it a year after it was started, as I just joined.
My main aversion to using schools as a resource for my son was their…"