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Homeschooling provides alternative for students this fall

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Next week, Lubbock ISD will continue surveying parents to determine how they want their kids taught this year. One of those options is virtual learning. 

Homeschooling advocates want parents to knows there's a third option. 

Tim Lambert, with the Texas Home School Coalition, says since the TEA announced its new guidelines for the fall, the call volume has doubled. He says part of it had to do with the public schools' first virtual learning stint. 

"Some actually had curriculum problems. The online curriculum didn't work very well and was kind of glitchy," Lambert said. 

They launched a new online platform for homeschooling. Lambert says it went well.

"We offered videos, lesson plans and signed up about 7,000 people over the course of a couple of months," he said.

Lambert said the transition to the new system has been smoother than most things.

"If you have junior high or high school aged kids, you can say 'hey this is the work you have to do and once you're finished you can be done your work and do whatever you want to do,'" Lambert said.

Parents who do choose the homeschooling option won't be tied to it for the entire academic year. Lambert says the most important thing is to adjust to the mindset. 

"There are a lot of parents who are doing this that are working from home as well. THSC.org is a great place to go to start," Lambert said. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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