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In the News: Can Public Schools Abuse Homeschooling?

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Homeschooling in the News

Suspicion is growing as a number of schools in the United Kingdom appear to be “off-rolling” students and forcing them to homeschool.

American singer-songwriter Billie Eilish has brought home quite the collection of Grammys, and she credits homeschooling for allowing her the freedom to follow her interests and pursue her dreams at a young age. As homeschooling gains popularity in the US, the thought of combining education and interest development isn’t all that uncommon for American families. But, Eilish also has a solid following in the United Kingdom where homeschooling is developing in a somewhat different—and more disturbing—direction.

 

Homeschooling Let Billie Eilish Soar,

But For Some Families It’s A Curse

“Concern about the school environment, including drugs and peer pressure, is the most commonly cited reason for U.S. parents choosing to homeschool, identified by around a third of homeschoolers, followed by a dissatisfaction with academic instruction and a desire for religious instruction.

“But in the U.K., the growth of homeschooling is not down to parents making a positive choice, even if for somewhat negative reasons, but to children being pushed out of schools.”

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With five kids in their teen and early adult years, Rebecca shares the many ups and downs of parenting, homeschooling, and keeping it all together. As the Well Planned Gal she mentors women towards the goal of discovering the uniqueness Christ has created in them and their family and how to best organize and plan for the journey they will travel.

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