A military homeschooler’s viewpoint was published in northern Virginia’s Belvoir Eagle. Rebecka McDowell of Belvoir Home Educators Group began with a worthwhile reminder .
They are out there.
If you see a child out of school on Fort Belvoir, they may not be new to the community or on their way to a doctor’s appointment. They may simply be schooled at home.
Sometimes folks spot homeschooled kids out and about during the day and the thought is they should be in school. Homeschoolers might not be “in school”, but they are getting a dandy education in their community via libraries, museums, mentors, jobs, parks or just plain socializing in their neighborhood.
Rebecka went on to explain the usefulness of homeschooling for military families.
A desire for constants, during permanent change of station season, deployments, and other various upheavals, tops the list of motivating factors. Having the same teacher, same curriculum, and the familiarity of certain creature comforts only home can provide is a major advantage to the demographic.
Our military families have enough to worry about, so it’s wonderful they can take advantage.
You might also be interested in a useful military resource – Military Homeschoolers. It was painstakingly created by Valerie Bonham Moon.