Sailing to Homeschool
A litmus test of whether homeschooling works is how the kids do if they decide to matriculate public school. Sharon Brockman’s three children were progressing well when the older boy chose to go to high school to play football. “For the first marking period, he got all A’s except for a B in Shop, of all things,” she reported while sailing the York River with her husband Dave. “He’s setting the curve in his chemistry class. Our son is loving life now. I’m telling him to set the bar high and he’s saying, ‘No, it’s okay. I still study harder than all the others.’” His performance is all the more impressive because he has been treated for dyslexia.