Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

'Living example': Parents as educators part of larger movement.(Sage)

Byline: CAROLYN FLYNN SAGE Editor

Dear READERS,

One of the first stories I covered as a reporter was the "A Nation at Risk" report by the National Commission on Excellence in Education in 1983, which pointed to the "rising tide of mediocrity" in our schools. Since then, in my lifetime, I have seen more and more parents anxious about whether their children are getting the best education possible.

Couple that with a lot of guilt about not spending enough time with our children and you have -- one explanation, anyway -- the homeschooling movement.

In this month's cover story, we asked Jane Mahoney to take a look at why homeschooling has gone mainstream -- and whether it's working. …

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