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.