Magazine November 25, 2019, Issue

How Technology Is Changing Homeschooling

Federico da Montefeltro (1422–1482), duke of Urbino, and his son Guidobaldo (1472–1508), as painted by Pedro Berruguete (died ca.1504) or Justus van Gent (ca.1410–ca. 1480) (Dea/A. Dagli Orti/Getty Images)
But not the need for parental involvement

My mom could get her Ph.D. in pretty much any subject she chose. At least, she could get it after my youngest sibling, now eight, graduates from high school. Listening to seven children over a period of 30 years recite the same Latin declensions and memorize the cellular-meiosis and -mitosis processes would certainly qualify her as an expert in multiple fields of study, and this is true of plenty of homeschooling moms. 

Yes, homeschooling. It isn’t a niche lifestyle: As of 2012, estimates place the number of homeschoolers nationwide at over 1.8 million and rising. But when I drop the term

Sarah Schutte is the podcast manager for National Review and an associate editor for National Review magazine. Originally from Dayton, Ohio, she is a children's literature aficionado and Mendelssohn 4 enthusiast.

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