FORT WORTH, Texas (TNS) — Driving home Wednesday after our first day of co-op schooling, I felt overwhelmingly grateful.
Many of my friends have spent the last week consumed by the battle over school mask mandates.
They are steeling themselves for the inevitable return to virtual school, the tumult it will bring to their households and the learning loss their kids will endure as a result.
Some friends already have disappointed kids quarantined at home, not due to sickness but to “exposure” to COVID-19.
My family will avoid the quarantines, the consternation and the chaos baked into yet another school year, because our kids will be learning at home — not by default but by design.
And we are far from alone in this decision.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 11.1% of families reported home-schooling their kids at the beginning of the 2020-21 school year. (It’s worth noting