Better Than School

I just finished reading a fabulous homeschool book entitled, Better Than School: One family's declaration of independence, by Nancy Wallace. The book was published in 1983 and is now out-of-print but the library had a copy and it is such a gem. It's amazing to read about the fight the family went through with the school board to homeschool their two kids when the homeschool movement was just beginning in the late-1970s. It really is so easy for us now.

I love this quote from the end of the book: "The thought of having them spend so much time in school when there were so many more interesting things going on right in the community seemed absurd (p. 237)." That's exactly how I feel about homeschooling here in the city.