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…