A Google search today on the term, "closing the achievement gap" yielded 363,000 results. Indeed, many public schools now focus on low achievers.
That's one reason that many parents of average and
above-average-achieving children home-school them. That can be
especially enticing because private school tuition can, in high-cost areas, reach $35,000 a year.
So it's not surprising that the number of home-schooled U.S. kids has more than doubled from 850,000 in 1999 to 1.77 million in 2011, the most recent year studied.
But what about your child? Should you consider home-schooling? Perhaps the internal debate I wrote as my PsychologyToday.com article today will help clarify.