Coronavirus quarantine will bust homeschooling myths, education expert claims

Mar 29, 2020 by

With schools across the country closing and moving to virtual instruction due to the coronavirus pandemic, parents have been forced to take a much more active role in their children’s education.

Experts in home-based education aimed to allay fears of parents thrust into serving as the primary educators of their children in a Cato Institute interactive discussion Thursday, “Beating the COVID-19 Education Disruption: Answering YOUR Questions.”

Speaking from their own homes at the virtual event, they provided tips and encouragement while also forecasting a significant expansion of home education once the pandemic has subsided. Discussion was driven by audience questions submitted via social media.

While the locked-down state of the nation is a “big change for all of us,” the return of home-based education for millions of students presents a “great opportunity to learn without schooling,” in America and abroad, said Cato adjunct scholar Kerry McDonald, author of “Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom.”

Brian Ray, founder and president of the National Home Education Research Institute, encouraged parents to “consider this an opportunity to learn” alongside their children.

Source: Coronavirus quarantine will bust homeschooling myths, education expert claims | The College Fix

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