My post is late today. Because what is on my mind makes my heart heavy.
You see, yesterday I gave up on the public school system and pulled my son from it. I didn’t want to do it. I’m not sure I’m thrilled about home schooling. But, for reasons I won’t go into on here, I pulled him. I just got tired of dealing with the system. I didn’t even fight or yell . . . or even say anything mean. I just walked into the school and told them I was pulling my son and to bring him to the office.
In the state of Indiana, you have to notify the government that you are pulling your child from a school system. So, a quick filled in website form and that was done. We turned his books, library book and his laptop. That part was the easy part.
I spent yesterday trying to decide what to do with his education. I don’t want to send him to a religious school. I have nothing against them. It’s just not what I want for my child.
The Hubby vetoed another public school. That pretty much left us with online home school. After a little research, I decided to dive in and at least APPLY to one. I can’t keep his education on hold indefinitely.
A few hours later (including a 15 minute phone interview) and he is provisionally approved for an online home school. I still have a few items I need to upload this weekend and one more phone call next week.
Here’s the amazing part. Since it’s a public online school, it’s free. Any textbooks needed are free. They provide him with a free laptop while he is enrolled. And, we will receive partial reimbursement for internet costs.
All that sounds great. And it is. But, it still weighs on my heart about if this is the right decision. I honestly believe that going to a classroom and interacting with real live people is important. School isn’t just about memorizing facts. It’s about learning how to deal with situations and people that you aren’t used to.
But, considering the other facts and my other worries, I think this is the right decision for now.
One day at a time right?
Peace, Love & Learning A New Way!
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