The Homeschool Solution: More Families Staying Home as Public School Shootings Rise
- School shootings have become
much too common, with morethan 20 in 2018 alone.
Following each of event,a heated debate erupts
of how to best protectschools and those inside.
Still no answer.
After 17 died in theValentine's Day shooting
at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas in Florida,
thousands of young peoplemarched on Washington,
demanding tougher federal gun laws.
Organizers here at theVirginia homeschool convention
say in light of recent school shootings,
they're hearing from moreparents who are considering
teaching their kids at home.
- Anytime there has been a tragedy,
like the school shootings
that we're all have seen on the news,
we get lots and lots of phone calls,
more than ever before.
- [Charlene] For thatreason, Latoya Daniels says
she's already decided herthree year old daughter
won't be attending publicschool when the time comes.
- I'm very concernedbecause I have cousins
that their moms and them tell me that
they're coming home, talkingabout guns in school,
and they're also talking about little kids
that are talking about theywanna do things with them
that are very inappropriate.
- [Charlene] For parents who don't know
if they can homeschool,Jim Mason of the homeschool
legal defense association saysit's become more accessible.
- Homeschooling todayis available in a way
that it hadn't been in years past,
even to people who may notbe able to do it themselves.
So for example, retiredgrandparents can homeschool
your children, there area lot of online options.
- [Charlene] Christina Truazteaches her four boys at home
because she says her top priority
is protecting them bothphysically and spiritually.
- I am thankful thatwe're able to stay home
and that they are safe in my care.
My school is always armed (laughing)
and I do appreciate that,I'm thankful that I'm able
to have a good eye on them,
and that it's not justabout their physical safety
but their spiritual safety.
I'm able to guard what Igoing inside their minds
and inside their hearts.
- [Charlene] CharleneAaron, CBN News, Richmond.