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Thursday, February 16, 2006
Business Week article on homeschooling
Business Week has an interesting article on homeschooling. We've homeschooled our kids for about 3 years now. This is one of the first articles that I've read that doesn't portray homeschoolers as religious wackos or hippies (we're neither BTW). Unfortunately, it introduces a new stereotype -- home schoolers as educated elitists. I don't think that is accurate either; however, it sure beats the other two, I guess.

We chose to homeschool our oldest son because we was so far ahead of his grade level (even at kindergarten age) and the public school had no mechanism to allow him to do work appropriate to his skill level. So, we decided to try homeschooling to see if we could provide him with a better experience.

Now, at 8, he is an A student doing 4th grade work. Most importantly, he loves to learn and read. Most mornings, he gets up and starts on his school work without being asked.

In addition to his homeschool curriculum, we supplement subjects like Spanish and history with a 2-day per week program at a school that caters to homeschoolers. He also participates in sports (basketball, right now) and takes guitar lessons (w/ about 10 other kids his age) to provide more socialization opportunities.

Check out the article here.

About Shawn Morton

Married father of 6; VP of Social Media at JPMorgan Chase; gluten-free; gadget enthusiast; hair metal aficionado; #Movember man View more on LinkedIn.