The Newest Homeschoolers
As the popularity of homeschooling in the United States continues to grow and cross the street into mainstream acceptance, be sure to look both ways to the coasts to see where numbers are on the rise.
“If you want to know where those kids are coming from, it's big cities on the coasts,” wrote influential blogger and homeschooler Penelope Trunk.
From New Yorkers who can’t afford private school to parents in Silicon Valley, the newest homeschoolers are “techies” who are making the switch to education at home because of a do-it-yourself attitude and a progressive spirit.
“It makes sense,” wrote Trunk, “because parents who have earned money in Silicon Valley did it as entrepreneurs, and the new idea of school is entrepreneurial.”
What characteristics do you think are important for a new homeschool mom or dad?