Homeschooling in D.C.

Via NBC Washington

My twin sons, who turn six today, are among the approximately 1.5 million American children currently being educated at home.

Rather than attend a traditional school five days per week, they spend their days doing projects, reading and being read to, and going through a curriculum designed by my wife, a former teacher with an advanced degree in education.

Homeschooling is a rapidly growing phenomenon in the U.S., and it is sometimes misunderstood. There are many kinds of homeschooling — from the relatively small number of parents who run a traditional school in miniature inside their homes, to “unschoolers” who believe the best approach is to give children access to enriching experiences and let them learn as they will — with a wide array of approaches in between. Read more…

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