An interesting and enlightening article on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s website, StLToday.com, titled Adventures in Public Schooling, Homeschooling, and Living in Both Worlds by Sharon Autenrieth:
Twelve years ago my husband and I had dinner with friends. They were homeschooling their youngest child, then in fifth grade, and at some point in the evening the conversation turned to education. “Don’t take this the wrong way,” I said, “because you two are the exception. But most homeschoolers are freaks.”
Eleven years ago I became a homeschooler. Serves me right, really, after that remark. I certainly didn’t anticipate taking this path, but I’ve stayed on it, and last week began my 11th straight year of homeschooling.
Continue reading Sharon’s wonderful article at the link above.