Out-of-home schooling

Home-schooled children don’t spend all their time home alone with mom, the Washington Post discovers.

Amy Wixtrom is a busy child. She swims three to five times a week, attends dance class on Tuesdays and drama class on Saturdays. On some Wednesdays, she goes to Hebrew school with a friend, and she’s about to start attending gymnastics and choir practice with a different pal on Mondays.

It seems almost deceptive to say that Amy is home-schooled, considering how seldom she is home.

According to the Education Department, 2.2 percent of school-aged children, about 1.1 million kids, are educated at home. Controlling the academic environment is the primary motivator for parents with religious concerns coming second.

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  1. Homeschooling: It’s nothing like school, and we are never at home 🙂

  2. I’m thinking that it was close to fifteen years ago that the Rainbow roller rink on Chicago’s North side was promoting home school Wednesday afternoons.

  3. Excellent article. I’m going to use it in my blog if you don’t mind. We have a massive population of Independent Study students, basically home school.
    I’ll link you too.