Charter School or Homeschool?
VoiceofSanDiego has an article about a charter school that caters to homeschoolers. They sure make it sound like this solves a big problem and “legitimizes” homeschool. Is it still homeschooling if the parent doesn’t direct the learning? Does this really provide advantages over or avoid pitfalls of government school? Discuss.
Fed up with crowded classes, Rose Banks plucked her gifted granddaughter from her El Centro elementary school midway through the first grade, and started cobbling together a homeschool program. For Banks, who had never taught before, it was a bewildering task.
“Where do I go? What does the state require? I didn’t want to teach her at my whim,” Banks recalled. “I wanted her to graduate, to get credit for her classes and go on to college.” Read more…