Would you pay for a service to educate your children if the government no longer provided the service?
I already have to. I ask and receive nada from the government.
Why? With the internet, public education seems outdated.
Guided learning is still valuable.
Otherwise known as "parenting".
Yes, of course I would.
Yes, as I did when my daughter was in a Catholic school for 3 years.
And a "free school" (which ain't free) for the 1st 3 years of her education.
No - I homeschooled my kids. Anybody can do it if they're committed to it.
You still need to pay for supplies.
About $500 per student per year, and many folks buy and sell used textbooks to save money, knocking $200-300 off that figure.
Yep, same here. And if you use the internet/library... It might cost you literally nothing extra
Is your co-op able to work around people that have to work full time? You seem smart and committed, but I have to think not everyone would be.
Suzi, I retired from public school teaching to homeschool my kids. I was the only dad involved in our organization, and none of the moms worked full-time, although it can be done depending on daycare and your children's attitude about evening school.
The co-op met only in the daytime on Mondays and Thursdays. My choir met on Tuesdays after lunch, and the sports teams practiced and played in the daytime.