Home-school showdown in Virginia

In the Cummings household, the kitchen table doubles as a school desk and the mom doubles as the teacher.

Patti Cummings has home-schooled all four of her children because of the flexibility it offers. She’s done it without a bachelor’s degree.

State law allows parents without a college degree to teach their children at home, but only under requirements that often bind their curricula. Debate over the issue pits the home-school movement’s emphasis on personal choice against public-school officials’ concerns over upholding educational standards. Read more…

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