Damon and I went to the Home School Expo here in town this weekend. We were there to see what homeschooling is all about and to get some ideas for pre-K for Liam. We aren’t sure if we want to home school. We are both interested in it and the public schools in this area seem to have a bad reputation. I do not want to pay for private school. Around here, the private schools are equal to college tuition. I would rather home school than pay that much. There are magnet schools available but their system of getting kids enrolled, i.e. camping out for days, seems aggravating.
We have a lot of friends that are planning to home school and we also have some neighbors who’ve recently pulled their children from the public schools because of poor instruction. So, for those of you considering home school, what are your reasons? How do you plan to home school? Do you have some websites, books, etc. that you can recommend to us? For those of you that think the public schools around Chatt-town are okay or even great. What are your reasons for sending them to public school? For those of you that are teachers, can you guide us on how to find a good school and good teachers?
I had a very good public education but I like the idea of home school and really delving into a subject as I do now when I’m interested in something. Damon was often bored and un-stimulated in the public school environment.
Any and all comments will be appreciated.