In Walker’s Wisconsin, the education landscape has turned into a mudslide for many districts. Severe state budget cuts have forced school districts into difficult choices, and elementary classrooms hovering near 30 students or more in a class are not uncommon for school districts struggling to cope with millions less in funding.
This has brought many families to the brink of an important decision: To Homeschool or Not to Homeschool? Do I leave my child in an under-funded and under-staffed educational system? Or do I have the resources and flexibility to pull my child into a homeschool environment while I wait to see what happens in this state?
Several years ago, our family embarked on a homeschooling adventure, for different, yet similar reasons. To read about our year-long experiment, click here. While homeschooling is clearly not for everyone, it’s understandable why so many are considering it in this political climate.
Oh, and by the way, if you care at all about education, if you value our tradition of exceptional education in Wisconsin, please vote for Barrett on June 5th.