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The Home-Alone Homeschooler
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The Home-Alone Homeschooler

"i'd be fine with you unschooling and that it's perfectly lawful, and i do trust you to be home alone, i just don't want you home alone and i can't work out of work."
solutions? i'm trying to look for some like sudbury schools but the nearest one is in austin, and i'm not close at all to austin.

i've also looked for these types of schools here in texas:

but most of them would be me home alone, have a tuition, or none in texas.

Edit: I did find this article:
the main idea i get from it is that maybe me and a friend could unschool together, or me and a friend could visit afterschool or something like that.

"In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.” -Tom Bodett

I'm a teen girl who radically despises school for being the way it is. I'm also a poet/writer/artist. i couldn't decide on one thing.

wow ethan great moves keep it up proud of you i suggest you look at this
(This post was last modified: 03-28-2017 11:27 AM by soli.)
03-28-2017 03:29 AM
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The Home-Alone Homeschooler - soli - 03-28-2017 03:29 AM
The Home-Alone Homeschooler - SoulRiser - 03-28-2017, 11:55 AM
RE: The Home-Alone Homeschooler - soli - 03-28-2017, 12:06 PM
The Home-Alone Homeschooler - SoulRiser - 03-28-2017, 12:53 PM
RE: The Home-Alone Homeschooler - soli - 03-28-2017, 09:26 PM
The Home-Alone Homeschooler - SoulRiser - 03-29-2017, 01:32 AM
The Home-Alone Homeschooler - James Comey - 03-29-2017, 02:25 PM
RE: The Home-Alone Homeschooler - soli - 03-29-2017, 09:16 PM
RE: The Home-Alone Homeschooler - soli - 03-29-2017, 09:24 PM
The Home-Alone Homeschooler - James Comey - 03-30-2017, 01:51 AM

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