Most Popular Form of Homeschooling
As I speak to homeschoolers, homeschool experts, and homeschool groups, I’ve been soliciting information on what is the most popular approach to homeschooling. Here’s what I think:
Many people with their kids in virtual schools think that they are homeschooling. Of course they are not. But this is a large segment.
Of the real homeschoolers, there are a lot that are eclectic combining a series of different homeschoolers. I spoke to one lady today, Tash, who had five kids being homeschooled. The oldest two were twins age 17, the youngest was 2. The oldest were using:
- Texting Textbooks for Math
- Apologia for Science
- A Language Arts program whose name I forgot. They were using Time4Learning but stopped at the high school level when it jumped from $20 per child to $30 which they felt was prohibitive especially since the 2nd child had been only $15 up to high school.
- A social studies program who name I forgot.
There are lots that do classical in a few forms, including Classical Conversations. A Beka is not as popular, now is AOP and Saxon as they use to be. Many people just use old textbooks for cost reasons.
Still looking for real data. I saw some on Todays-Learners.com but I’m not so sure where they got it.