Online schools are not homeschooling.
It's school at home.
If you're using parts of online classes as supplements, that's one thing, but to have your whole curriculum mandated and taught just like in a classroom, only over a computer and in your den, well that's just schooll. Albeit you have the advantage of your own speed, and not dealing with bullies, etc... But that's about it. Don't let others confuse the two.
It gives homeschooling a bad name!
We've been having difficulty locating a geometry program that isn't "Christian based", whatever the heck that means. So we're going to try Thinkwell's online course, to see if we like it. I'm not wild about having someone else teach my son, but at least we'll be there to help clarify things where necessary. We'll see...
There is a whole new realm of homeschooling I have yet to discover. We are still unschooling at this point and may continue until I get to something I don't know well enough to teach him.
Puzzling...why would anything about geometry need to be sanitized for Christians?
I wish the Khan Academy had been around when I was in school- it is great.
Response to Cronkite (Reply #2)
And I know so many local homeschoolers who have gone this route, but only one family admits it is NOT homeschooling.