School choice can mean a lot of things, and for some parents, it means homeschooling.
Elizabeth Bell, who lives in Fairfax County, Virginia, made the decision to homeschool her five children—ages 12, 9, 6, 4 and 2.
“We have a syllabus,” explains Bell. “It’s like, day by day, check it off.”
Bell says she made the decision to homeschool her children after giving public school a try.
“One complaint of Zacharies, when he was at school this year, was ‘Mom, I can only eat two times a day?” Bell jokes. “That was really hard for him.”
Other factors that went into Bell’s decision were cost, control, safety, and individualized care. The most important? Freedom.
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