For the past several months, I have been learning a lot about home schooling. I have been lucky enough to meet a fantastic advocate for home schooling in our territory. She recently took her child out of one of our elementary schools and has decided to home school her children.
It’s been an exciting year for her. And it’s been fun to be on the sidelines hearing about it, reading about it and learning about it.
Now, I am a commissioner in a school board. So I must think home schooling is bad, right?
Actually, no. I don’t.
A school board’s mandate is to support education in its territory. And home schoolers educate in our territory. So the question is – what are we doing to support home schoolers in our territory?
Unfortunately, from the answers I have been getting from our home schoolers, it may be that we’re not doing enough.
Something to work on…