Families decide to homeschool their children for so many different reasons: academics, extra-curricular activities, special needs, allergies, religion, and more all bring families to the decision to homeschool.
Homeschooling families are as diverse as our United States military families!
According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), in 2012, there were an estimated 1.8 million homeschooled students in the United States, and those numbers are increasing!
Many families homeschool temporarily for various reasons and some families are in it for the long haul.
Why homeschool in the military?
Many military families find PCS season easier without having to deal with school transfer paperwork. Who wants more paperwork?
Different standards in each state can make it difficult for children transferring between school districts. With homeschooling, fewer credits are missed because it is a more cohesive transition if parents are in control. Many parents also complain of “gaps” in education standards in the states where they’ve lived.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jennifer Lambert is a military spouse and mother who has lived all over the world. Jennifer has been blogging since about 2005 and blogs a few times a week about parenting, homeschooling, recipes, our travels, and sometimes military life. Jennifer has a M.Ed. in secondary English education and was a school teacher for 10 years. She now stays home with her children and homeschools.