Homemade homework

West Bend�s Faith Watson isn�t preparing to pack lunches and go back-to-school shopping for the five of her six school-age children.

She�s readying her curriculum to teach them herself, from high school to early elementary school.

She�s part of a growing trend.

Both in Washington County and across the country, home schooling is increasing in popularity. In 2003, 1.1 million students were home schooled in the United States, about 2.2 percent of the school-age population. That�s up from 850,000 (1.7 percent) in 1999, according the the National Center for Education Statistics. Read more…

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