I summarize the responses that I heard from parents on my post “10 Thoughts about Homeschooling by an Educator (And Why I’m Still Worried)” and conclude:
“We — as researchers, writers, observers, and reformers of education — cannot ignore the implications of their basic message that schools must respond to their children’s individual needs. In the minds of thousands of the most impassioned, capable, and knowledgeable parents about education — those who could have the most impact as partners in the educational systems as parents — the educational system is no longer acceptable for their child, and they are choosing to leave. Those voices are worth paying attention to.”
What else should educational innovators know about home schooling?