Because I can’t bear not being clear, I am going to clarify. Again. And then tomorrow, this series will move forward because I am feeling determined.
It has now come to my attention that there are some charter schools out there that are still brick-and-mortar schools. They have just been freed from some of the normal state regulations. This usually means they can focus on something like job training, arts, sciences, etc.
This is not the type of charter school being discussed here.
Charter school at home is what I am discussing. The parent may or may not do the teaching, depending on the school. Some of these schools are online and the child is basically independent, though they are supervised by an online teacher and they have a personal coach, which may or may not be a parent.
My understanding is that programs necessitating such an extreme level of child independence rarely accept children younger than ten or eleven.
Other charter schools, as I mentioned before, have a combination of campus life and school at home. Or they are entirely school-at-home, with a bit of oversight and a nice check for the parents choosing to participate.
Any charter school that could be called “homeschooling” is what is being discussed. Does this make sense?
Ah…the life of one who haggles over definitions…
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