Bring on Homeschool Part 2. I’ve seen a lot worse Homeschool Part 1’s in the media.
WGGB in Springfield, Massachusetts, interviewed a family about the pros and cons of homeschooling.
Homeschool Part 1: A Look at the Pros and Cons of Homeschooling abc40 March 31, 2009
By: Faye Hoffman
When we asked them, they couldn’t come up with many “cons” of homeschooling. But Mejias is quick to admit it’s not for everyone. Parents need to be driven to do it, requirements in Massachusetts are tougher than many other states, and it can be expensive.
There’s always that question about the cons of homeschooling. I suppose it makes sense to ask the question.
But it does beg the question. Does anyone, besides families considering homeschooling or homeschoolers ‘living the life’, ask about the cons of going to school? Seems like it would be a pertinent question from media and other folks….
“I’m not homeschooling because I think I can do a better job than the schools, or because I’m smarter, or anything like that. I think it’s like with anything in life, if you have an interest in something you learn it and you do it.”
Mejias says her kids were growing up fast, and she wanted the family to have more time together. Her husband thought she was crazy at first. “I was like ‘what? I said no, we don’t have to do that, I never did that. The kids are fine in school.'” says Bob Ackerman.
Watch the interview. It’s great fun listening to the family.
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