Home-schooled kids find social growth

ROCKFORD — Sam and Mitch Anderson watched in amazement as children in a classroom raised their hands to answer a question.

They listened closely to learn more about single-file lines. A new topic to them.

When they know the answer to a question, they simply yell it out. If they’re hungry, they run to the kitchen.

Sam, 6, and Mitch, 8, are home-schooled, a choice Betsey and Tim Anderson made to provide what they view as the best education. But they joined a group of Rockford parents searching for ways to increase social opportunities for their children. The grass-roots, yet sophisticated alliances are called cooperatives. Read more…

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