Another education option growing in popularity

Friday, December 7, 2018
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

students in HS chemistry labParents looking for options to public schools are finding an up-and-coming alternative for their children.

It's called "micro-schooling" and, according to The Daily Signal, has some of the traits of the co-ops homeschooling families have been forming for years: e.g., unique emphasis, class structure, and curriculum; varied age ranges (K-12, K-5, etc.); and smaller size. That report says micro-schooling employs "forward-thinking, innovative methods" to feed the appetite that children have for new experiences and ideas.

But Jude Schwalbach of The Heritage Foundation says while micro-schooling has some of the characteristics of homeschooling, there are important differences.

"In the micro-school you have more traditional classrooms – more traditional classrooms in ... that there are kids learning in a group with a teacher," he tells OneNewsNow, "although what that classroom looks like is going to vary from micro-school to micro-school."

According to Schwalbach, education savings accounts and school voucher options are key in helping parents making micro-schooling work. He also acknowledges this approach to education isn't the answer for everyone.

"Micro-schools tailor their education to a particular sort of kid," he explains. "And those kids can go to those schools and learn in a way that's just best for them."

Schwalbach says one common feature among micro-schools is that they all have 150 or fewer students. Hence the name: micro-school.

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