Homeschooling is booming across the U.S. – more than doubling between the spring and fall of 2020, from 5.5 to 11.1 percent and shows signs of continuing to continue to increase. Parents are looking for flexibility and one-one-one instruction – but what about those families who can’t homeschool because both parents need to work?
The answer is more public schools need to offer flexibile and one-on-one teaching that is personalized to each student’s needs.
For 20 years we have provided personalized learning and flexibility to our students – most of whom are students of color, low income and have adult responsibilities like needing to work or caring for their baby. The pandemic exposed the gaps of a one-size fits all education system and the need to change how we deliver a quality education to all students.The traditional factory-style education that has been the status quo for decades doesn’t work for every student anymore.
A related issue is students not wanting to go back to school and face bullying such as Michaela M. While more than 20 percent of students in traditional high schools experience bullying, it is virtually nonexistent at Learn4Life. One of the benefits of a flexible schedule is that students are not forced to be with the same kids all day, every day at school, thus, eliminating the structure where bullies thrive.
 U.S. Census Homeschooling on the Rise During COVID-19 Pandemic (census.gov)