Prior to having children, it never entered my mind to do anything other than enroll my children in public school. I believed that public school was the hope of the world and I had invested my career in being the best possible teacher I could be for the students entrusted into my care each year, striving to give them as individualized an educational experience as possible for one person to offer 30+ students. However, when it came time to start thinking about what we would do for my own kids’ schooling, I found that I wanted to explore all options.
Through lots of research, experimenting, and discovering, we decided to homeschool. It was a difficult decision, but one we made based on the belief that as much as my kids’ potential future teachers attempted to tailor students’ instruction to each individual’s interests and specific needs, no one knows my kids as well as I do. Who better to advocate for my kids and custom fit their education than me? It’s important parents get involved with their child’s learning and find a place that’s a good fit for your family. And if it doesn’t exist, create it.
April Kolman, Boise