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Homeschooling: Haven or Havoc?  Episode 3—Unmasking Acceleration

Homeschooling: Haven or Havoc? Episode 3—Unmasking Acceleration

August 16, 2021
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How was your child’s 2020 education? In-flight or grounded? If stuck on the ground, what specific factors played into that?

  • Rollercoaster schedules?
  • Confusing technology dump?
  • Educators just as clumsy with all the new tech?
  • Unnatural virtual interaction?
  • Impossible to enforce distancing and masking mandates?
  • Anything else that made you think, “Now what?”

A side benefit of this insanity was the unmasking of some schools’ outrageous curricula. The good news is, by homeschooling and cutting out tons of stuff you disagree with, your child’s education can attain escape velocity from the gravitational pull of the mainstream morass.

During our homeschooling adventure, we tried three of the no-extra-cost state-approved online curricula/academies available to us. These can be fine if you’re mainly interested in controlling the physical schooling environment. But if you want to slash superfluous subjects, then you’ll want to weigh private alternatives.

We dropped the mainstream online schooling for private and even custom curricula. Two of our kids took their ACTs at age 15 and started college while still 15. College admissions aren’t interested in superfluous subjects, either!

Dropping dead weight, our school days were typically 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., allowing plenty of time to focus on a challenging lesson or make up for a sick day.

What’s your confidence that your child’s schooling this fall will reclaim progress lost?

 

To Your Success!

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