Homeschooling: from fringe to mainstream?

Homeschooling: from fringe to mainstream?

Via Yahoo News

COLUMBIA, Maryland (AFP) – When Elizabeth Dean was four, her mother took her out of kindergarten to teach her at home because she could already read the children’s classic “Charlotte’s Web” while the other kids were just learning how to write the letter “C”.

That was 10 years ago and homeschooling was “still on the fringe of acceptability”, Elizabeth’s mother Lisa Dean told AFP in between classes in the family home on the history of ancient Rome, the writings of Edgar Allen Poe, online geometry and English for Elizabeth, 14, and 11-year-old Teddy.

“Ten years ago, folks typically would list their reasons for homeschooling as religious reasons or wanting to fly under the government radar,” Dean told AFP. Read more…

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