Applications to homeschool crash North Carolina government website

North Carolina already has the highest percentage of homeschoolers in the country. It would seem parents are yanking their children from public schools like mad this year:

Many parents across North Carolina want to home-school their children because of COVID-19 and the uncertainty in the fall. As a result, the state’s nonpublic education system’s website crashed Wednesday. The site blamed “an overwhelming submission of notices of intent.”

Spencer Mason, with advocacy group North Carolinians for Home Education (NCHE), said, “I was a little surprised it shut down the website, but I’m not at all surprised a lot of people are interested in home schooling.”

Mason said parents have been calling their office with questions for weeks. He said filling out an application on the state’s website is the first step parents take in the home schooling process.

“In a normal situation, the division of nonpublic education can get your home school set up in about 10 working days. And once it set up, you’re good to go. Then it’s a matter of selecting up your curriculum, deciding on a philosophy of education, approach you want to take,” Mason said.

Mason said a recent study showed 40% of North Carolina families with kids in public education are considering home schooling. Since parents play a big role, he doesn’t expect the influx of home-schoolers would cause any problems with current programs.

“In the Charlotte area, we have a large, 300-plus choir, members in that choir. We have sports teams that are home-school sports teams. We generally have activities every week if not more often than that,” Mason said.

Mason said home schooling is an option families should consider.

“I don’t think people understand the freedom you get with home schooling. In other words, you’re not tied down to a particular curriculum. You’re not tied down to a method of instruction,” Mason said.

The state’s website was still down Thursday. It’s unclear when it will be back up.

We are watching a very interesting restructuring of education in the United States unfold. I love it.

15 thoughts on “Applications to homeschool crash North Carolina government website

  1. I pulled my 8th grade and 10th grade kids out of their public schools because of the absolutely insane CDC mandates that are being implemented full steam ahead here in NEw Mexico thanks to our democrat overlords who quite literally are living in an alternate universe. They brainwashing our kids enough already in their government marxist schools as it is, now they are openly being psychologically terrorized (physically hobbled, forced to wear masks all day so they can damage their brains due to lack of oxygen) for a disease that is less likely to kill them than the car ride from home in the morning. I am about to kill someone. The fucking democrats are sacrificing our kids on the altar of their politics of destruction for real. I don’t know if we can make it to November before their is a hot civil war. The communists on the other side have already started. And their demoralization tactics just continue day after day after day because the LONG MARCH through the institutions started in the 60s has been so successful and now they’re just letting it all hang out and there is no resistance.

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    1. Good for you.

      Well, don’t actually hurt anyone, but there is virtue in starting to live aggressively separate lives in this moment, I think.

      I was just telling my husband this morning that I feel like our daughter is being cheated out of some of the best aspects of having a childhood, even being homeschooled, because culture warriors won’t leave anything alone. People are so nasty now, and they are destroying all the rituals and rites of passage that make childhood great. Even this week, they started carrying on about how the National Park Service is racist. I can’t even. What’s funny is most of the black and Hispanic people I know resent the hell out of this stuff, just as much as we do. I feel sorry for them having to put up with white liberals and nutso Marxist organizations trying to fabricate a race war in their name.

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  2. It is the white so-called liberals that are actually communists that are the most insidious of all the shit stirrers for sure. They have subjugated the language, therefore our thoughts and how we perceive reality, for so long (my pet example is the hyphenated American) in print and conversation that our chances of becoming one nation again are null and void. Jefferson’s tree of liberty analogy must come true soon if we are not to slide into another Maoist Revolution. First they erase history, and then they begin to erase anyone resistant to their reimagining of it. The only difference about today in America is the populace has not yet been stripped of its right to bear arms. Let us pray that 2A is enough.

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  3. Anyway. I’m all vented out. Do you have any bullet point essentials for new homeschooling learning coach parents? The homeschool programs we have got kind of parallel the state’s curriculum cuz we are to poor to go private.

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    1. You don’t have to apologize for venting to me. It is normal to be angry when current events look like this.

      I’ll tell you what, I will write one this week, because I know A LOT of people who are in the same position as you are. Do your kids have any specific interests? I might be able to point you toward some good resources for them.

      Do your kids have any specific interests.

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  4. No, not really. My son plans on going Marines after high school. My daughter, as of now, is thinking about a career in cosmology. The long march through the institutions has absolutely ruined most colleges unless you’re solid STEM, and even then you still have to navigate the PCness of everything and the hyper stratified grievance/cancel culture.

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    1. Hey, that’s a good reason to homeschool in itself. If your kids have plans that do not include going to college (which is a perfectly legitimate path in life, no matter what the higher education industrial complex says) then you are helping them meet the requirements of their education in the gentlest and least anxiety-producing way possible. School has become an unnecessary source of drama for so many kids.

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      1. I have been thinking for a month or two now about how odd it is that the government types who have been SO against home schooling are beginning to advocate it – or at least a form (kind of) of it. Seems like a glimmer of a silver lining . . . at least for now.

        Boomrx: I don’t know how it is where you live, but here in CA (believe it or not) there are charter schools which will accept the student results of whatever their required exams are, and don’t question which texts the students have read. I’m just sayin’ . . . Of course you would be responsible for getting any texts you decide to “add” but – I do know quite a few people who have done it through several different charter schools. It seems like if this is a work-around in CA, of all places, it might be in other states . . .

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      2. They like homeschooling when it’s distance-learning public school curriculum because they still get to collect per pupil state funding on the kids even though they are not physically in a school building demanding time and resources. In some states (like Florida), where the population is growing quickly, distance learning was already a solution for districts that did not have the money to expand facilities. But it’s ultimately all about where the money goes for them. If you pull your kid out of the system completely, they don’t get funds. That’s what they don’t like.

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      3. Yep. It’s all about the teachers’ unions (and I speak as a CA credentialed teacher). But still – it used to be that they didn’t want the students home much, at least in CA. They fought the charter schools tooth and nail, even the home school charter schools.

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      4. I just saw your comment in the feedback queue. I have no idea how to respond to comments there. I have no problem with your talking about their bookstore here! Promoting excellent bookstores is a good thing, especially if they are family!

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  5. Looks like I might be hime schooling Rick’s kiddos. Do you have any resource suggestions for reading? We have a 5 year old boy struggling with it. I am so thankful for your knowledge and know how. It’s enjoyable to read your blog.

    Thanks,

    Amanda

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    1. Thanks! That’s so awesome, you are going to have so much fun! I am going to do a post for people new to homeschooling this week, and I will list some resources to help you help him for sure. I have learned a lot about teaching kids to read. I’ve got you covered.

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  6. I have been thinking for a month or two now about how odd it is that the government types who have been SO against home schooling are beginning to advocate it – or at least a form (kind of) of it. Seems like a glimmer of a silver lining . . . at least for now.

    Boomrx: I don’t know how it is where you live, but here in CA (believe it or not) there are charter schools which will accept the student results of whatever their required exams are, and don’t question which texts the students have read. I’m just sayin’ . . . Of course you would be responsible for getting any texts you decide to “add” but – I do know quite a few people who have done it through several different charter schools. It seems like if this is a work-around in CA, of all places, it might be in other states . . .

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