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Parents in Disagreement with New School Requirements Turn to Homeschooling -
September 5, 2020

will provide a safe vaccine. When the varicella (chicken pox) and HPV vaccines were introduced over the past couple of decades, many parents who generally stuck to the CDC’s schedule of vaccinations started raising their eyebrows. Questions arose about the safety and legitimacy of such vaccines. Now with a COVID-19 vaccine in the works, even more parents are beginning to second guess allowing doctors to administer every vaccine that the CDC recommends to their children.

As states begin to see how compliant their constituents have been throughout the pandemic with enforcements being put in place such as mandatory masks, shuttering schools, closing churches, and even threatening businesses that refuse to close down, it is no surprise that they believe as Dr. Oliver does. Massachusetts is even going as far as requiring mandatory flu vaccines in order to attend school. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health said in a statement that students must receive a flu vaccine by December 31, 2020, or they will not be allowed to attend their schools any longer. The statement also mentioned that homeschooled students are exempt, causing families who have never looked at homeschooling before to take a closer look (Boston.cbslocal.com).

Thousands of parents are flocking to online-based education that is not funded by the public education system so they can continue to remain in control of their children’s welfare since some states such as Texas are requiring every child to have every required vaccine even if they are doing their public schooling virtually. Fortunately, parents have options. Gena Suarez, publisher of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine reflects on the tremendous growth of her homeschooling platform SchoolhouseTeachers.com, “This is always a busy time of year for our company, but this year our numbers of new members coming in have tripled compared to this time last year. We look forward to helping families new to homeschooling and will be with them every step of the way.”

To help families who are considering homeschooling for the first time, SchoolhouseTeachers.com has opened up its top-performing promo codes of 2020 for the beginning of the fall semester. Several codes are available so families with different needs and preferences can easily pay one price for their entire family. Visit SchoolhouseTeachers.com to learn more.

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®, supports over 9,000 member families with more than 450 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.

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The Coming Depopulation of Public Schools to Begin This Fall - July 9, 2020

to see staggered schedules, desks placed six feet apart, and the possibility of required mask use.

Despite President Trump’s recent push for the schools to reopen in the fall, 54 percent of American voters proclaim that they are uncomfortable with the reopening of K–12 schools according to a POLITICO/Morning Consult Poll. Additionally, three unions in Fairfax County, Virginia, released a statement fighting against the county school system’s return to school plan (abcnews.go.com). Another county in Virginia, Loudon, ran a survey where one-third of responding parents would likely choose 100 percent distance learning for their children.

In New York City, 200,000 public school educators expressed a genuine fear of returning to school in the fall. Reopening for in-person learning is simply not on their radar. This does not mean though that education as a whole has taken a backseat.

We are seeing the democratization of education—the playing field is being leveled and now it doesn't matter if your child attended a good public school or a horrible one before the pandemic," explains Gena Suarez, publisher of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. "Parents have been asking, ‘How can I keep my child learning’ and many have found the answer—homeschooling. In the fall, many families will decide to continue educating their children at home, public schools will likely lose millions of students, and homeschooled children will receive a better education as a result."

Parents are seeking out alternative methods of education this fall, primarily online options. Recognizing that their values and beliefs are being challenged by textbooks that have torn Christian influence from the pages, many families are turning to the Christian, self-paced, online homeschooling platform SchoolhouseTeachers.com. This growing platform is home to over 9,000 member families who choose to home educate their children with assistance from qualified and experienced lesson designers.

The alarming news that over 40 Santa Clara County principals and other district officials were exposed to the coronavirus recently is causing many to reconsider educational options (source). In Los Angeles, around 20% of families and 36% of school staff oppose the reopening of schools for in-person learning (source). Additionally, two weeks after Israel fully reopened, a COVID-19 outbreak resulted in at least 130 cases at a single school. Education is shifting no matter how you look at it—school will not be the same this fall. The question remains, where will the majority of children be when this shift occurs? Many are declaring, by choosing to home educate, that the answer is home, where they belong.

 

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®, supports over 9,000 member families with more than 450 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.

Paul and Gena Suarez
The Old Schoolhouse®
+1 888-718-4663
email us here
Visit us on social media:
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