Monday, October 11, 2010

homeschooling for a year

I just finished reading Laura Brodie's Love in a Time of Homeschooling (2010), which chronicles her one year of homeschooling her eldest daughter. Witnessing her ten-year-old daughter suffer within a highly regimented public school system, though reluctant to give up her own career, Brodie--an English professor who can appreciate the value of a sabbatical to rejuvenate one's love of learning--decided to teach her daughter at home through fifth grade. It's an honest and thought provoking account about homeschooling, parenting, and the public school system.

I like the idea of giving kids in school this kind of sabbatical. Any of you ever done or considered doing something like this?

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