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The Grio - Homeschooling during the coronavirus crisis is a teachable moment, family says

“It allowed me to work on me and nullified all the outside distractions such as popularity, social media all that stuff that usually holds students down are limited and mostly because of home school.

Because as my sister said, I don’t need to worry about fitting in. I can just focus on myself and my self-improvement.”

- Ian Taylor Schlitz

The novel coronavirus pandemic has turned frantic parents into overwhelmed teachers as schools have been closed for the foreseeable future.

Homeschooling is not a task that they’re prepared for — finding resources to supplement assignments while working from home — and a reality they’ve found hard to adjust to.

These parents are not part of the parent-led education system that currently enrolls 2.5 million students nationally, according to The National Home Education Research Institute.

Instead, some of these flustered parents are calling for help and binge-watching beginner crash courses on Youtube.

For William Schiltz and Dr. Myiesha Taylor, they could provide an everyday guide. Or even suggest the book, “The Homeschool Alternative,” which was co-written by Taylor and her 17-year-old daughter Haley Carolyn Taylor Schlitz.


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