Homeschooling: Coronavirus fears drive rise in unconventional approach

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  • Homeschooling is on the rise in the UK as uncertainties around the reopening of schools has left some parents feeling like they need to take matters into their own hands.
  • A recent poll found that 30% of UK parents were not planning to send their children back to school, of which 91% said they would continue with homeschooling for the foreseeable future.
  • Reasons for homeschooling vary, whether its fears that schools aren’t opening or because children find it easier to work from home.
  • Professional tutoring and homeschooling groups have also seen a rise in interest, with one group telling Business Insider that there’s been a “surge in demand” since March that has continued into September.
  • But while there’s an uptick in homeschooling interest, there is little guidance and support from the government.
  • Parents often feel anxious about the responsibilities of teaching their children.
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