| ||Ask HN: Can there be an open source homeschooling curriculum?|
40 points by bradenb 14 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 17 comments |
|My wife and I have been reviewing homeschool curriculum for my daughter's upcoming 4th grade year. Here in Utah the laws are very relaxed around homeschooling: you can pretty much do whatever you want as long as you tell the state you are homeschooling. I'm not sure I love that, but it does allow for flexibility.|
What we've been finding is that nearly all the high-rated courses are non-secular and we've decided we want to keep our kids in a secular curriculum. We've evaluated trying to edit the courses or pick-and-choose but it seems like in many of the offerings religion is so deeply-rooted in the work that it would be a very difficult undertaking.
My wife feels like the prospect of designing her own courses is very daunting and so it made me wonder if there has been any kind of effort to open source homeschool. Now more than ever it seems like a great time to have something like this available (we don't want our kids in a classroom while COVID is a concern). So far I've found mentions of open source schooling but nothing concrete or usable.
What I don't know is: what challenges might there be to creating such a thing? In Utah it seems very usable, but I'm sure each state has their own homeschooling requirements that maybe make this idea unlikely to take hold.
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