Changing horses mid-stream is never easy. And that could never be truer for those who are removing their children
time in order to educate them at home.
mid-career—junction, getting ready to
the cost of your decision.
“For which of you, intending to build a
tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the
cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
. . . Or what king, going to make war against
another king, sitteth not down first, and con-
sulteth whether he be able with ten thousand
to meet him that cometh against him with
journey. Where are you going? Why are
you going? How do you get there?
Before you begin any journey, you
some basic questions.
Why do you have your children in public school anyway?
Maybe that answer seems obvious, but
determine how the “why you have them
Every state and territory of the United
dren must attend so many hours, days,
and/or months of school between certain
ages. Each state sets the ages and calen-
dar that children are compelled to attend,
years since Massachusetts implemented
ages have expanded, as have the number
of months of attendance per year and the
length of school days. 1 So, yes, you are re-
some time to count the
cost of your decision.