Dismay Over Hybrid Homeschools

Families who homeschool say the practice has become more widely accepted since 1985, when the state approved it as another education option for families. There are more parent resources, support groups and curricula available today, making it easier than ever to homeschool children, said Janice Hedin, a member of the Washington Homeschool Organization advocacy committee.
Still, Hedin and others who pioneered homeschooling in the state during the 1980s are dismayed at the number of families shifting away from true home-based instruction. They worry that districts are offering hybrid homeschool programs simply to lure students back into the public school system, to boost their enrollment figures and to receive more money from the state. Read more…

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