Schooling Alone Together, 5 May 2007, Brooklyn Rail, New York, New York …
Despite the pedagogical differences at play, most parents say the home-schooling community is supportive and accepting, even thriving. We live in New York, says a NYCHEA member and mother of four in Carroll Gardens. By the time my kids start high school, they can take science from scientists at the Natural History Museum. Every major museum and institute here has classes. One of my teenage daughters is interning at the Cooper Hewitt.
I think it might be the best city on Earth in which to home-school, says a mother of two in Park Slope.
It seems that NYCHEA takes full advantage of everything New York has to offer. Like the weekly soccer practices, the Alliance runs its own events, including Playwriting for Teens, the Teen Film and Drama Club, Algebra and Geometry courses for 12 to 18-year-olds, and regular field tripsthis month to a Classical Music Hall of Fame performance at NYU and to a recital of Peter and the Wolf at Hunter College. NYCHEA also holds monthly meetings where families get together and children participate in recitals and other activities.
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