Back in September I had realized that Monkey (3 year old) had too much energy to sit long enough for paper work. Still, I taught him while he played or was active. He surprised me at how quickly he grasped colors, letters, counting /numbers, shapes, vocabulary, and simple science. The evaluation revealed he is academically at a kindergarten level. His vocabulary astonished the speech teacher. Anyway, his social conversation speech, hyperactivity, and his inability to follow two step directions qualified him for services through the state. We had two options: home therapy or send him to preschool early (his birthday was behind the cut off date, so he had to be special needs to go this last year). Because his issues are mainly social, DH decided we should try preschool.
Monkey started in February. For the last month he has thrown huge fits before school. He has even asked me to be his teacher again. I want to bring him home, again. The school wants to extend his school hours to full days by sending him to two preschool, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
DH and I had a pretty intense argument yesterday about it. I have continued Monkey's education at home. DH, though, thinks that Monkey needs public education. He says that he doesn't believe I can teach Monkey, because he saw me stop the formal schooling back in September. I told DH to test Monkey now and then again before preschool next year. If Monkey learns through the summer, then I want to homeschool. He won't budge, though. He says that homeschooled kids can't make it in society and I will make our kids stupid.
Someone help, please? How do you convince someone that public school isn't the only educational option that brings out well rounded adults?