Herald & Review, Decatur, Illinois, 14 April 2007, Decatur Area Cooperative offers a little extra to homeschoolers
Maureen O’Brien’s eldest daughter attended traditional school, and O’Brien was stunned when she had to ask permission to take her to the orthodontist and provide proof afterward that it’s where they’d really gone.
“I’m her mother,” O’Brien said.
The three younger O’Brien children, Kaleigh, Kevin and Kiernan, are homeschooled. Now, the family can take off-season trips, and the kids can pursue their studies at their own speed.
And thanks to the Decatur Area Cooperative, homeschooled kids can take enrichment classes in areas their parents may not have the expertise to teach.
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