I’m assuming the writer of the headline meant that people have chosen other methods to educate their childen, but still use the word homeschooling to describe what they do.
Homeschooling grows up, 21 February 2008, Catoosa County News, Ringgold, Georgia
While some homeschool families are learning outside the box, others are finding innovative ways to recreate the box. The array of classes, co-ops and alternative learning groups continues to grow. Students can take classes ranging from core subjects like Algebra to extra-curriculars like fencing or writing fantasy literature. They can dress up for the homeschool prom and even participate in a graduation exercise.
In every sizable town, classes and tutoring are offered by homeschool parents who are especially proficient in a specific area such as foreign language. Sometimes the tutoring becomes a lucrative business or even a small school with multiple teachers offering weekly classes to area students.
Other times it happens the other way around: The parents join together to form a cooperative and bring in a teacher. One of the most successful area co-ops is right here in Catoosa County.
I know it isn’t correct to say in the world of homeschooling politics, but these changes aren’t a change in homeschooling. These ‘new’ methods are merely a return to organized-group schooling, which is the standard way other groups school modern children. Classes, schools and businesses are often what homeschoolers left behind.
posted by Valerie