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Home, sweet home school

A Cupertino college news website has a mostly positive overview of homeschooling.

De Anza sophomore Jeremy McGrew commuted to school in an unusual fashion. After getting out of bed as a fifth-grader, he went downstairs, got a bowl of cereal, and sat in the living room to learn math from his mom.

A number of students at De Anza College did not attend what most people in this country think of as “school.” Sophomore Danielle Johanson, an anthropology major and former DASB senator, learned math and science from her father and grammar and art history from her mother.

California parents can file Form R4 to exempt them from enrolling their children in public school by making their home a private school. The overwhelming majority of families choosing to take this option are conservative Christians. Among their motivations for teaching their children at home are to circumvent the Darwinian theory, withdraw from consumerist culture, and insulate students from the practice of dating. Read more…

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