7 Home Schooling Issues
We have identified 7 issues that we think are the most important to consider...
- Is it legal?
- Who will teach?
- What does it cost?
- How long does it take?
- What about curriculum?
- Who is responsible?
- How do I start?
1. Is it legal?
You are probably thinking that all of this sounds good but what are you supposed to do: just pull your kids out of school? What about the authorities? Is it legal? Be assured that it is lawful for you to control the education of your children. However, it is important to check your local and state regulations to find out what records you need to keep.
2. Who will teach?
Another question you may have is regarding a teacher. If you decide to take your children out of school who is going to teach them? Experts agree that you are a good teacher for your children, with or without experience. You might even find there are other parents who want to share teaching on individual subjects.
3. What does it cost?
The next question that is probably coming to your mind is, "How can I support my family if I have to quit my job and homeschool?" One option is to start a work at home business. You can get started for less money per year than most businesses pay for one month"s advertising in the Yellow Pages and best of all, you can do it part-time. Plus home school costs a lot less then conventional school.
4. How long does it take?
Do you think that you are too busy and your time is limited? No problem. You probably have 2 to 4 hours a day to spend with your children to give them the quality time they need, right? That is all it takes to home school, because your children will be getting personalized attenton and can work at their own pace.
5. What about curriculum?
Next you will need to decide on a curriculum. Check out our curriculum review pages before deciding what textbooks to use for home education and buy at a discount from our affiliate, Christianbook.com - the online bookstore. (We receive an modest commission if you click through and buy.)
6. Who is responsible?
Since it is inevitably your parent responsibility to ensure that your children get a good education, it is important for you to take a good look at home education. You need to exercise your parental right and get pro-active in child education!
7. How do I start?
Get started right away by checking out the 4 steps you need to take.