The opinion of home school, home schoolers, and home schooling has really changed. How do I know? Because I’m on Twitter. In just the last week, I’ve come across the following tweets…
Gone are the days when home schooling was something only granolas or ultra-conservative families did. Now, “home school me please” has become common Twitter-speak for “I’m frustrated with my school situation and I believe that home schooling would improve things.”
In fact, I’m thinking we need a brand new text acronym to shorten the pleas of the many students who think that home schooling is a better alternative to their current education situation.
Introducing….HSMP(Home School Me Please)
Most of the time, students tweet about home schooling jokingly, on the spur of the moment. In other words…someone hurt my feelings and I don’t want to deal with it, I have a huge test next period and I’m not prepared, or I don’t want to get out of bed this morning, and I feel sure I could sleep in if I were home schooled.
On the other hand, sometimes when students text about their desire to home school, they are completely serious. They’ve had it with every aspect of their class/study/social life and they are desperately hoping that schooling at home would improve the situation.
The truth is, if you are in that situation, home schooling may or may not be the answer to your woes. If you simply want less work, to never have to deal with people socially, or to never take a test again…it’s probably not the answer for you. But if you want to be able to customize your own education, learn things in your own time and way, and get involved in social activities that involve people outside of your own age-bracket, then maybe it’s time to investigate further.
If you think home schooling might be a real answer to your problems, then it’s time to…