Many schools in Texas will lose so many school days this spring that Governor Abbott is waiving STAAR exam requirements. Home schoolers are not missing a beat with their flexible scheduling and smooth format changes even with the threat of coronavirus. Schools closing and the threat of Coronavirus may make home schooling look smart. Stephen Howsley with Texas Home Schooling says parents are calling.."We have heard from some people lately. We expect to get more calls in the coming weeks as families will be coming back from spring break with the parents wondering what to do next." Howsley says while schools are stressfully making their changes, the flexible nature of home schooling allows easy replacement of special group learning with video conferencing, and a temporary curriculum change no big deal. Some parents are concerned about their child's school struggling with making up curriculum and a possible move to online learning. Stephen Howsley of Texas Home Schooling understands. "I think the uncertainty of the situation will probably cause quite a few families to reach out to us. We'll more than likely see an increase in home schooling families from that.
Howsley says regardless of the current crisis, homeschooling has been the mode of educating many children for decades.