The uncertainty of the public schooling schedule and safety of schools in North Carolina is understandably creating a surge in interest for homeschooling. So much so that interested parents inundated and crashed the state’s nonpublic education system’s website in early July.
North Carolina already has the highest number of homeschoolers per capita. Obviously, there is a strong homeschool culture ingrained in the state. There are currently about 150,000 homeschooled students, a number that is sure to only increase. Even without the coronavirus impact, it’s clear many of our political and cultural divisions will drive more parents to opt-out of the one-size-fits-all public school model.
For those interested, North Carolinians for Home Education is offering a free webinar on July 23 on how to get started homeschooling. All the information is at the link. You sign up and they give you all the information you need. Pretty easy. Here’s more of the description of the webinar from their sign-up page:
Two experienced homeschool moms that are on the North Carolinians for Home Education board will be answering the most important questions about getting started. Then at the end, they will also answer your questions! Some of the questions they will be answering:
- Am I qualified to teach my children?
- What are the legal requirements in NC?
- How do I select curriculum?
- Where can I find support and resources in NC?
- What about socialization?
- How do I open my homeschool in NC?
- and more . . .