Posted by Gaby, a member of the Palo Alto High School community, on Jan 24, 2013 at 12:21 pm
When I lived in another city in the 90s, I had a neighbor who homeschooled her two sons. However, she had a teaching credential and previous experience teaching in elementary schools on the east coast. By the time she transitioned her sons into middle school, they were light years ahead of the other middle schoolers. She ended up transferring them to a private school,nowhere they were placed one year ahead of their supposed grade levels.
However, I have also seen learning disabled kids homeschooled by parents who really did not have a clue, and it was disastrous, ending with unemployable kids who were not able to live independently.
By definition, attending the Gnyanam Academy is not homeschooling.
Posted by Mark, a resident of another community, on Mar 15, 2013 at 8:50 am
This is great. How do the home-schooled kids fare when they go to the University or in the workplace where they have to work with people from different culture/up bringing as they have zero exposure to the real world. What are their chances of survival in the real world? Will they end up as loners without knowing how to interact with others?