Kirksville held an annual State of Education gathering and planners made the wonderful decision to bring homeschoolers to the table.
Money, technology keys for educators By Taylor Muller
Local education leaders meet for annual State of Education event
Funding and technology remain two of the top issues for education, whether it’s computer availability in a public high school or access to science labs or equipment for home schoolers, area educators reported during the annual State of Education address Friday.
Kirksville Daily Express posted the article on the Chamber of Commerce event and Kirksville homeschooler, Sharon Murphy, explained a little of what she and other homeschoolers do and how they do it:
“We’re definitely not adverse to public education,” Murphy said, introducing herself and the home-school concept alongside her traditional counterparts. “We would just like to see how we can mix the best of both worlds or where you have families with unusual work schedules, they’ll homeschool so they can have time to interact with their children if they’re working that second or third shift. [...] These children are being met where they’re at.”
Murphy said she and fellow home-schooling parents are able to take advantage of partnerships with area education institutions including both the K-12 and higher-education, allowing for field trips, volunteer opportunities and lab opportunities that may not be available due to significant costs.
“We make it work,” she said.