This article also isn’t about homeschooling, but it used to be.Â And the sailing caught my eye as, at one time, I was a qualified Sunfish pilot.
- Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, Maryland, 29 April 2006, On course with education — Maryland Science Center is school for kids of Volvo participants while race is in townÂ Â Â Â
The dozen or so young people of mixed ages and nationalities, who follow their competitive parents across the globe, keep up with their education in an ad-hoc school set up by the race.
Though the boat race began in 1973, the school wasn’t established until 1997 when parents trying to home-school their kids along the course realized one sailor’s wife was a teacher.
The article describes some of the children, what they’re learning, and the trials of continuous moving.Â The article ends with the concern felt by most parents.
- “There’ll be some scars – parents are always wondering if they’re doing the right thing,” Mourant says. “But the world became their own. There’s no boundaries for them.”