In the wake of recent tragic school shootings, anxious parents are contemplating homeschooling to protect their children. After February's school shooting in Parkland, Florida, the Miami Herald reportedthat more parents were considering the homeschooling option. And after Friday's disturbing school shooting in Sante Fe, Texas, a local ABC news affiliate in Alabama reported the increasing appeal of homeschooling.
"If I had the time, I would teach my kids myself, and I would know that they're safe," a father of four told ABC station, WAAY31. A public school teacher interviewed by the channel disagreed with the idea of homeschooling. According to the news story, the teacher "says resorting to homeschooling is teaching your children to run from reality."