I saw this article in Sunday’s NY Times: Growing Cheers for the Home-Schooled Team – Home-school basketball players are now tracked by scouts, and some have accepted scholarships to leading colleges.
It made me wonder what the state of affairs is here in Northfield and surrounding areas when it comes to K-12 homeschooling and unschooling.
Our three boys unschooled for a year and half when they were in grades 6-9. We heard about Carleton College grad Grace Llewellyn and read her book, The Teenage Liberation Handbook: how to quit school and get a real life and education. Collin (our oldest) and I wrote an introductory blurb for a review of the book that appeared in the 1993 winter issue of Whole Earth Review.
I poked around the web a bit tonight and found out that:
- The Northfield School District has a homeschooling resource page for parents
- There’s a Northfield Christian Homeschool Families web site
- There’s a Yahoo group for south-of-the-river unschoolers and relaxed/eclectic homeschoolers and they list Northfield as one of the towns
What else is going on? What are the issues regarding support from the School District?