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Can a poor mom homeschooled her children?

Is there a Income Criteria required for a family to demand home-schooling for their children?


Asked by Anonymous at 11:09 AM on Oct. 23, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • People of any income level can homeschool their children! You don't HAVE to buy a set curriculum or books. The Internet is overflowing with websites that provide interactive lessons, worksheets and teaching tips. The library is full of knowledge just waiting to be discovered by you and your children. You do have to meet the requirements for homeschooling in your state and to find those out just go to

    I live in a very lenient state for homeschooling. The only requirement we have is to teach the 4 core subjects: language arts, mathematics, social sciences (history, geography, civics) and science.

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 1:24 PM on Oct. 23, 2009

  • I believe it costs to home school. But you should also have a certain degree of education too which income does not dictate.

    On a side note, "can a poor home homeschool her children". If you are asking about yourself, you may way to consider public school as they get older for some of the grammer and higher level items. We can only teach so much before a more qualified educator is needed. not trying to make you feel bad and sorry if I do. Just wanted to make the point that we are all capable of educting to a point. Goodluck!

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:18 AM on Oct. 23, 2009

  • Sorry, "can a poor mom homeschool..." See, we all have our days! :)

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:18 AM on Oct. 23, 2009

  • poor or rich if you have the motivation, resources and whatnot you can do whatever you please.

    as long as the kids are getting the proper education.

    Answer by hypermamaz at 11:41 AM on Oct. 23, 2009

  • There is no criteria in my state. You will have to look up the requirements on your state website. Income, however, is not usually any part of it.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:44 AM on Oct. 23, 2009

  • Homeschooling costs no more, and in many cases may cost much less, than public school, particularly if the presure to have all the stuff and the 'right' clothes and shoes doesn't come up at home.

    The criteria for homeschooling changes based on the jurisdiction you live in, so you'll have to look it up. This is an excellent resource page:

    Answer by LindaClement at 12:00 PM on Oct. 23, 2009

  • Just an FYI for the 1st's grammar and not grammer. I love it when someone has to correct someone else and they mess up in the process. LOL

    Also, you can be a working class family and home-school. There are quite a few free or very low cost resources available to homeschooling families. Check out bookstores, the library and the Internet. Between books, workbooks, online resources and computer software you can build a very well rounded curriculum at a reasonable cost.


    Answer by Anonymous at 1:01 PM on Oct. 23, 2009


    Those are just a few sites that I found when i did a search for "Homeschooling on a budget". Just do a search yourself and you'll find quite a few resources.


    Answer by Anonymous at 1:04 PM on Oct. 23, 2009