Written by Jamie Martin, editor of Simple Homeschool and Steady Mom
Here are a few:
- Homeschooling won’t work for the masses; it’s an exclusive lifestyle for the privileged.
- Homeschooling won’t work for me because I’m a single parent.
- I would love to homeschool, but our family can’t afford it; I have to work.
I don’t think that everyone should homeschool or that everyone should want to homeschool. But it saddens me to think of those who may want to homeschool and aren’t able to.
At the same time many homeschooling families make sacrifices in a variety of ways to make this lifestyle work. And yet we know most of us live such a privileged lifestyle in comparison with the rest of the world. Clearly this is not a cut and dry issue.
So my question today is this: Do you think homeschooling is an exclusive, out-of-reach lifestyle? Have you ever found yourself in difficult circumstances, financial or otherwise–did you manage to continue homeschooling or did you decide to put your kids into a traditional school?
The only rule about discussion is the same rule you have in your home: Be kind and show respect. I’m looking forward to reading your thoughts!