Bad economy may be fueling homeschooling trend

Via the OrlandoSentinel.com. Add homeschooling as another effect of the bad economy. This may or may not be true but I hope these parents reap the joy of teaching their own.

When 7-year-old Annabelle Kirkpatrick studies fractions and converting pints to quarts, she and her mom go into their kitchen and start cooking.

For a lesson on caterpillars, they browse around their backyard flower garden for a look at the little critters firsthand. After all, Annabelle is homeschooled, which means her parents’ two-story house in Eustis is her classroom.

Angela Kirkpatrick decided last school year to homeschool her daughter, who became one of a flood of Florida children who suddenly left private and public schools to learn at home. Read more…

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