Military bases open their doors to homeschoolers By Kimberly Hefling
At Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia, the library sported special presentations for homeschoolers on Benjamin Franklin and static electricity. Fort Bragg offers daytime tae kwon do classes. At Fort Belvoir, Va., there are athletic events and a parent-led chemistry lab.
At Andrews Air Force Base about 15 miles outside of Washington, more than 40 families participate on Wednesdays in a home schooling cooperative at the base’s youth center. Earlier this month, teenagers in one room warmed up for a mock audition reciting sayings such as “red leather, yellow leather.” Younger kids downstairs learned to sign words such as play and searched for “Special Agent Stan” during a math game. Military moms taught each class.
There are also events outside the co-op, such as a planned camping trip for kids reading Jean Craighead’s My Side of the Mountain.
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