Technology Is Accelerating the Growing Global Tide of Home Education -
February 20, 2020
considered homeschooling now have no place to send their children and are thrust into alternative education options.
Chinese families are also forced to reconsider their schooling methods as authorities are calling on people to stay at home to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Fatalities are on the rise with over 2,000 deaths nationwide and over 80,000 confirmed cases reported (https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/). China’s Ministry of Education has recently asked schools to use Internet platforms as an option for teaching students (techinasia.com). Some schools are providing education for their students at home, but what about the infected students in areas where this option is unavailable?
Throughout the US, families who envisioned their children thriving in public school from the day they first sent them on the bus until their senior prom, are also beginning to rethink their options. The School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey reports that in 2013, about 22 percent of students surveyed, ages 12-18, reported being bullied at school (NCES.org). Parents who have sent their children to public school for years are now pulling their bullied children out, in their high school years, to home educate.
Parents across the globe are now facing unexpected circumstances forcing them to reconsider how their children are educated. Are the necessary tools available for the parent who feels unprepared for a sudden change in their child’s educational needs? Gena Suarez, publisher of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, parent company of SchoolhouseTeachers.com, confirms there is: “The SchoolhouseTeachers.com platform was designed so a parent can come in at any point of the year and begin teaching their child material designed specifically for their grade level.” This online curriculum platform provides the tools needed for parents to home educate every single one of their children, in any country, at one low price, for the entire family.
Parents seeking additional assistance and support are invited to attend The International Association for Creation’s International Homeschool Day. Founder Steven Policastro has noted that registration is still open for this year’s event being held on Saturday, February 29. Intended to bring together the community of homeschoolers worldwide, this event may be streamed privately in homes or at a public location, such as a church.
Homeschooling families seeking community can easily connect, through online platforms, with qualified experts in the field via organizations such as The Old Schoolhouse® and The International Association for Creation.
About The Old Schoolhouse®
The Old Schoolhouse® (www.theoldschoolhouse.com) is a privately held corporation that publishes the industry-leading homeschool education print magazine, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, as well as hundreds of books and planning support tools for homeschooling families. SchoolhouseTeachers.com, a division of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, supports over 9,000 member families with more than 400 courses for preschool through high school, as well as educational videos, World Book Online, transcripts, report cards, planning tools, and recordkeeping. Established in 2001, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine is focused on providing high-quality, encouraging, affordable solutions for homeschooling families.
The International Association for Creation’s International Homeschool Day 2020
On Saturday, February 29, 2020, Family Renewal’s Israel Wayne, Apologia’s Sherri Seligson, and other internationally known speakers will equip homeschool parents with the resources they need to help their children learn about God’s creation and other homeschooling topics through hands-on experience and interactive resources. This team is committed to providing the help parents need to prepare their children to know the Creator God and live a faith-filled life. This event is free to families and available for group streaming for a nominal fee. Register your gathering now.
Teachers Leave Schools to Form Alternative Education Option - January 21, 2020
Bachelor degrees, and specialized certifications, have chosen to step away from their careers to home educate their children and provide instructional material for like-minded parents at SchoolhouseTeachers.com.
According to the Wall Street Journal, U.S. Labor Department data reveals that public school educators are quitting their jobs at record-breaking rates. Among those leaving, are teachers with children of their own. They are looking to provide a strong education for their children, at home. Qualified homeschooling parents are formulating quality curriculum options surpassing that of the public school system that allows parents the freedom to teach on their own terms.
Conservative parents do not need to fear drag queens reading to their children or sex education being taught without their permission. Gena Suarez, publisher of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine responds, “we believe parents are responsible for their child's education, not the state or local school boards. That is why we provide families with all of the tools necessary to teach PreK-12. We equip parents to teach every subject, every grade, and every student.”
Though regulations vary by state, homeschooling is legal in all fifty. Parents seeking to pull their children out of the public school system during the new semester can legally do so. Access to instructional material that will meet their needs can be found at SchoolhouseTeachers.com.
About The Old Schoolhouse®
The Old Schoolhouse® (www.theoldschoolhouse.com) is a privately held corporation that publishes the industry-leading homeschool education print magazine, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, as well as hundreds of books and planning support tools for homeschooling families. SchoolhouseTeachers.com, a division of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine , supports over 7,500 member families with more than 400 courses for preschool through high school, as well as educational videos, World Book Online, transcripts, report cards, planning tools, and recordkeeping. Established in 2001, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine is focused on providing high-quality, encouraging, affordable solutions for homeschooling families.
About John Hofland
John Hofland’s award-winning designs for theater and film have appeared throughout the US, Canada, and Eastern Europe. Mr. Hofland’s art curriculum, ArtAchieve, makes it easy for anyone to teach sophisticated art lessons to children and to link art lessons with literature, art, and science.
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