Homeschooling growing in popularity

Homeschooling, once a bastion of conservative and religious families, has come into its own as an option for parents who choose to teach their children for academic and social as well as faith-based reasons.

Gayle and Dennis Drake didn’t like how grade school affected their two oldest children.

“They absolutely hated it,” Gayle Drake said of Ryan, now 29, and Crystalyn, now 27. “When they got home, we spent the rest of the day getting over what happened at school.”

The kids were teased, belittled by teachers and given inappropriate reading material by a librarian, Gayle Drake said. She started exploring homeschooling. Read more…

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