That was said about a local woman -- she recently won ALOT of money in our state lottery .... of course she did the normal things like building a new house, new cars, and giving money to family and friends but she did something out of the ordinary too - she had a schoolhouse built .
She bought alot of land ( I dont remember how much it said but I think it was around 100 acres) ... and on the land she built what looks like an old fashioned school house ( in the picture I think it actually looks like an old barn) , but inside it is made up of two "teaching rooms", a restroom, and a small lunchroom. It even has a playground, a chalkboard, colorful desks and a computer for each kid.
The woman has 2 kids and right now it says her oldest is 6 or 7 ( cant remember) and her youngest is only like 3 or so ( so not in school yet) , the mother also has 2 close friends who has children who will be attending the "school" . She said the second room is for when the younger kids start attending, they can learn in one room and the younger ones can be in the other without disturbing each other.
The mother hired a teacher that use to work for a public school to teach the children ( it also says that the mother didnt graduate from high school, so i guess maybe she doesnt feel like she could teach them herself? ) and that they go on large fieldtrips every other month and mini field trips every other week.
Some people are actually making this a controversy - like why would someone be mad that this woman is doing so well with homeschooling ? It really isnt even like regular homeschool - they arent in the home and they have a real teacher teaching them...If I had that much money I would definatly love to take my kids out of public school and do something like this , but there are actually people saying why homeschool them if you are just sending them to another school ? That is stupid - what she is doing is nothing like public school !
What is your opinion ?
Asked by Anonymous at 2:44 PM on Feb. 23, 2011 in Parenting Debate
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