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Why do WE homeschool?

Meg asked me the other day why I thought homeschooling has become so popular. Millions of families, in every state of the USA, in perhaps every province in Canada, and in many other countries as well, have tried homeschooling in the past few decades. Some of these families have decided later to switch (back) to public or private schools, but many have continued to homeschool. Some families are in their second generation (or more) of learning at home, possibly the best endorsement that the concept could have.

Why has this happened? What has changed since the 1960’s when our parents sent us to school, believing that learning en masse was the best thing for us? Why have we decided that this belief is no longer true (if it ever was?) Well, I’ve got an opinion on that (as always), but I’d like to stress that this is MY opinion, and nobody else should be blamed for it, if you disagree. Read more…

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