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By Roger Harnack

Amid virus mandates, 'seXXX ed' requirements, interest in homeschooling quadruples


Last updated 7/30/2020 at 9:25am

SPOKANE – In the wake of the coronavirus and new state requirements to begin teaching “inclusive” sex ed to students as early as kindergarten, it’s shaping up to be a banner year for homeschooling.

Last week, the Washington Homeschool Organization reported new parental interest in personally managing their children’s education had quadrupled.

The reasons are varied, according to director Jen Garrison Stuber, who teaches homeschool parental qualifying classes.

Traditionally, homeschool families opt out of public education due to religious concerns and a desire to focus on math, rea...

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