Ricochet is the best place on the internet to discuss the issues of the day, either through commenting on posts or writing your own for our active and dynamic community in a fully moderated environment. In addition, the Ricochet Audio Network offers over 50 original podcasts with new episodes released every day.
“I could never homeschool.” It’s something I used to hear all the time, but haven’t in months. After an entire spring of all of my friends are also home with their children full-time, overseeing their education as they participate in “distance learning” with their school, I don’t hear that much anymore. This summer, school districts across the country announced that they would be doing “virtual” school this fall (at least) and a fair number of friends lost patience with the idea of “distance learning” and decided to formally homeschool their children next year.
Parental approval of homeschool has skyrocketed over the summer according to studies,
New national survey finds a huge spike in support for homeschooling:
"Much More Favorable"
July: 43% pic.twitter.com/ozwSulbeZx
— Corey A. DeAngelis (@DeAngelisCorey) August 6, 2020
Why is that? In my opinion, it’s because they’re seeing that they can actually homeschool, because for the first time, they’re seeing what kind of education their kids are actually getting in schools. Millions of parents have realized that teachers don’t have superpowers; and if the kids are going to be home anyway, they might as well be the ones setting the curriculum and schedule for their families.
And then there’s this:
Parents aren’t just realizing that they can, in fact, do the jobs of teachers, but they can do it without the indoctrination as well. This is the Twitter account of an educator in Chicago, and before he locked his Twitter account after thousands of American parents sounded the alarm, other educators chimed in about how they too were concerned with parents overhearing their lessons as well.
There aren’t many silver linings to this time in American history, but parents recognize the nature of what’s happening inside the schools their kids were enrolled in may just be the brightest.Published in