The Peace Corps had already coined the phrase, ”The toughest job you’ll ever love,” otherwise it might have become the rallying slogan of those known as home-schoolers.
The practice of home schooling, of course, long predates the K-12 system and even the one-room school-house. After many quiet decades, home-schooling quietly resurfaced in the 1970s following the publication of books like John Caldwell Holt’s, “How Children Fail,” and similar publications by other authors.
While home-schooled children are vastly outnumbered by those who complete all of their education in public schools, their numbers have grown. What had once been a quite unusual approach to education has again become a more commonly understood and accepted means of education.
Continue reading this editorial commentary from The News-Review, Douglas County, Oregon.