Why We Homeschool
A story of how a family came to the decision to homeschool. A great testimony of what public school are really like is how many public school teachers say they wouldn't send their own kids there.
By HALLIE KEMPER
When our kids were young, we believed we would be sending them to public school as soon as they were old enough. After all, both my husband and I went to public schools and turned out okay.
Then, when our daughter, Danielle, and our son, Nick, were still toddlers, I went to a community meeting held at our local school. The end of the meeting featured a meet-and-greet time, and I struck up a conversation with a woman who had been teaching there for over twenty years. Perfect! Just the person I needed to speak with.
I explained that this was our neighborhood school, and we were considering sending our daughter here in a few years. She took a step closer to me, grasped my arm and looked at me sternly. "Why would you do that to your child?" [more...]
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