Rebounding - Private schools & Homeschooling...

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by AsianStew, Sep 16, 2022.

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  1. AsianStew

    AsianStew Moderator Staff Member

    "Homeschooling is emerging as another challenge. The percentage choosing that option has doubled from 3 percent to 6 percent since the pandemic. Homeschooling is also morphing into hybrid forms, such as neighborhood pods, home-private school combinations and micro-schools where parents teach."

    Even though Private Schools are rebounding (which is a good sign for them), they're needing to find more innovative ways to gain and retain enrollment. Homeschooling is just one challenge, there's the regular public school system, and other online distributed learning options too... Let see how this pans out in the next few years to come...

    Link: Private schools are rebounding — but can it last? | The Hill
     
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  2. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Honestly, I would not recommend homeschooling. I have been homeschooling my kids for 3 years now. And It is lot of work and sometimes, kids don't really care. The only reason I am homeschooling my kids because my son has ADHD and struggled with public school. I applied for local charter school, but they are in a waiting list. So, now they are both in Florida Virtual School's flexible program; which we can pick one class at a time.
     
  3. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Homeschooling isn't for everyone, but it probably saved my youngest kid's life. After sixth grade I told him I wasn't sending him back to public school and he looked like he'd just gotten a call from the governor not only staying his execution but offering a full pardon as well.
     
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  4. Michael Burgos

    Michael Burgos Active Member

    My wife and I have homeschooled our nine children since long before COVID. Two of them have run their course; one is a graduate student and one is a registered nurse. The rest are still on their way. We do not homeschool because is easy-- it isn't. Nor do we do it because it's cheap or convenient-- it's neither of those. We do it to afford our children the finest education we possibly can and to instill in them the values, convictions, and character that we feel are appropriate.
     
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