Jumping In By Opting Out

We plan on starting home schooling next year.  I’ve always told my kids that I will pull them out today if they’re unhappy. And parts of their lives are unhappy.  Bullying. Misunderstood Learning Disabilities.  But they want to finish out their year, see their friends, I get that.

But as we plan for next year I need to act on this year too.  Next week my 9, 11, and 14 year old have a FULL WEEK of standardized testing, both a.m. and p.m.  I’m sorry, what?  So all three are opting out, and no, they’re not going to go sit for hours while their peers take the standardized test.

The 14 year old gets to catch up on work, lucky him.  But the 11 and 9 year olds are not going to sit all day, watching nextflix in their underwear (not that we ever do that).


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