In the past year, more students have been educating at home than ever before.
But is school-at-home the same as homeschooling?
Talk to any veteran homeschool family and they will be very quick to tell you that the experience of virtually educating children from home is NOT the same as homeschooling your children. In today’s video, I help clarify the differences between a genuine homeschool experience and executing online classes from home.
You may find yourself wondering WHY the difference between homeschool and virtual education matters. Many families have fought hard over the past several decades to increase and maintain parental rights from state to state, specifically in the area of home education. While government oversight of homeschool varies greatly from state to state, those actively involved in lobbying for increased homeschool freedoms continue to advocate for a strong differentiation and separation between homeschool and virtual learning. Genuine home education is overseen and guided by parents or guardians to fulfill the specific needs of their children. Virtual learning is dictated by government regulations and overseen by public or private school teachers.
Watch my latest video to learn more about the distinctions between homeschool and virtual, online learning.