Texas mother and father selecting to home-school amid COVID considerations
(CBSDFW.COM) – As the varsity yr kicks off many households are deciding to homeschool their kids due to the rising concern of the coronavirus.
Jillian Glawson was one in all hundreds of Texas mother and father who turned to homeschool as a result of COVID-19.
“I imply it’s nonetheless there, simply the unknown of what it might do,” Glawson mentioned.
Glawson is a stay-at-home mother. She says she and her youngsters take pleasure in homeschooling and he or she has no plans on sending them again to public faculty till the delta variant is underneath management.
“The extra that we’re uncovered to the entire good issues that the homeschool surroundings neighborhood has introduced into our household life it’s simply one thing we actually don’t wish to surrender,” Glawson mentioned.
In accordance with the Texas Residence College Coalition, greater than 90% of Texas mother and father who signed their youngsters up final yr have the identical mentality and are re-enrolling this yr. And final week greater than 1,200 calls have been positioned inquiring about homeschooling – probably the most in its historical past.
Jeremy Newman from THSC says he thinks that quantity will proceed to climb so long as the pandemic sticks round.
“Persons are involved about sending their youngsters to highschool,” Newman mentioned. “They’re involved about the opportunity of new restrictions that occurred final yr are coming again and so they don’t need the uncertainty.”