No longer just for the religious fundamentalists, home schooling has gone main stream, especially in Massachusetts. It's estimated that as many as 20,000 children here have abandoned test-crazy public schools and high-priced private schools for the comfort of the living room couch. But most surprising of all is that Harvard, BU, Brown, and other colleges are welcoming home-schoolers like all other students.
Maureen Carey's Cambridge living room looks more like a teenage slumber party than an English class. Eight kids sprawl across the faded Oriental rugs and overstuffed armchairs in various degrees of slouch. Two huddle under blankets, and several wear knit hats, even though the room is comfortably warm. One ponytailed boy sits cross-legged on a trunk. Toe socks poke out ... (Full Article: 3107 Words)
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