After some thinking and praying, I've decided to home school Mason again. I thought I would never have the desire to do this again after the experience in Hawaii, but I'm crazy and I do. After Mason's last meeting with his teachers I realized I was really fed up with him not learning basic skills. It just doesn't seem right that SOL testing is more important then my child's actual education. Year after year, the public schools system has just tried to put a band-aid on the fact that he can barely read. To fix that- they have someone read him SOL test questions. If he doesn't know is multiplication tables for long division, they simply give him a calculator to "accommodate" him. This way he can test and hopefully do well enough to earn the teacher the right to keep teaching. To fair to the student, and not fair to the teacher!
The next week, I will spend time looking over curriculum, filing paperwork, and getting things going for Mason. I think it will be a great experience for us and I can't wait to get started!
Happy New Year from The Jones Family!