The article seems to make the requirements seem more stringent than they sound (from safely in the ‘homeschooler emerita’ chair).
And, as for “the big commitment,” I would say that bringing your child into the worldÂ in the first place is t.h.e. big commitment.
Atlanta Journal Constitution, Atlanta, Georgia, 6 September 2006, Home school Q&A: The big commitment
Parents “need to realize they are going to have to make an investment in time and focus on their children,” said Randi St. Denis, director of the Roswell-based Home Educators Encouragement Alliance. But, she added, “the relationship with your children in the end is like no other. You end up raising children who love to learn; they don’t tend to compartmentalize it [or] think learning is so dreary. You can’t beat that.”
But before parents call it quits with their local public school, state law requires that they have a plan.
By all means, be aware of the laws of the state in which you live, in fact, find out as much as possible about the laws.Â The more you know, the better prepared you’ll be, and the better prepared you are, theÂ more at ease you’ll be.
I would say that a general rule of thumb is that if you’ve parented your children well up until now, homeschooling will only be a different investment of your energy.Â Having the kids do well at home takes energy; having the kids do well at school takes energy.