My sister & I have been thinking, talking, researching...
and we're wondering:
Would you pay someone to home school your child?
I know it sounds weird - and you may wonder if it's even legal (it is), but think about it. If you, like me, have major concerns about the public education system (lack of funding, apathetic teachers, too many kids in a classroom with varied needs, etc), but there's no way you could afford $800+/mo. for private education, and you don't think you could handle homeschooling your children yourself (and in my case, my daughter learns so much better from other people), this is something that could take care of some of those issues.
This is how it might work: Your child would be going to a designated home where the group home-school would be taught. They would be part of a 10-15 student class, meeting for an approx. 6-hour day. The parent would be invited to be actively involved in their child's education, including deciding on field trips, uniforms, curriculum, calendar, etc. This would be a Christian/LDS-based school where high morals are taught & expected.
Would you or someone you know pay $350/child for this per month? (not including materials or lunches)
If you were interested, would it matter to you to have the teacher someone with a degree - or would an experienced homeschooling mom be enough?
We're trying to get a feel for this before we really jump into it and so your input is highly appreciated. Thanks in advance!