If there is one thing we know for sure about this pandemic, it’s that interest in homeschooling has been on the rise as families search for a learning environment that meets all their childrens’ needs. In fact, the number of families choosing to homeschool has more than doubled since 2020!
As families took control of their children’s education, they realized not only could they do as good a job at home—but in some cases, even better than their local district. And many have no plans to return.
That’s why we’re not surprised that these are the six homeschooling stories you loved most this year!
Christina Laster told us that the rise in Black homeschooling is not an anomaly and the fight for self-determination has deep historical roots.
Inga Cotton showed us how, even though the long-term goal was the same, pandemic remote learning was nothing at all like true homeschooling.
Gregory Wickham shared how leaving Stuyvesant High School and taking control of his own learning was the best decision he could have made for his education.
Cooper Conway made a passionate appeal for policies that would allow every family to be able to access the benefits of homeschooling.
And this recap of a recent episode of Talk Dat Real Sh*t made clear that families are finding success in homeschooling and taking back control of their child’s learning.
What’s your favorite homeschooling story of 2021? Is there a story you would add to this list? Let us know in the comments!