The best deal on schools, 2 August 2007, Roanoke Times, Roanoke, Virginia
If you have school-age kids, you’re probably even now scouring Wal-Mart and the malls for good deals on school supplies, backpacks and back-to-school clothes. But you may be overlooking the best school deal of all — the one right in your living room, or dining room, or family room — anywhere you have space to teach your kids at home.
Don’t look so surprised. It’s not that odd anymore. Lots of people are doing it. Chances are you already know someone who’s taken that step. Despite the work involved, most home schooling parents love it. Chances are the kids do, too. That’s been the case at least with the home schooled kids I’ve come in contact with both at Virginia Western and as an online writing coach for home schoolers.
And why not? Home schooling has loads of benefits — many of which I described a few columns back — for both parents and kids.
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