School of One: Single Moms Homeschool
When her 12-year-old son, Logan, was struggling to understand fractions, Chrissy Swanke ordered an unsliced pizza and demonstrated the meaning of one-eighth and one-fourth by cutting sections from the pie.
Arithmetic became the dinner-time discussion, Swanke recalled from her home.
“That’s the downside of home schooling,” said the Las Vegas mom. “They never get away from it.”
As a single mom, Swanke is half of the usual number of parents who educate their children at home. According to the U.S. Department of Education, home-school children are 80 percent more likely than public school children to have two parents at home. Read more…