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Parents consider homeschooling this fall, as districts look at hybrid, in-person learning

People are becoming more curious by the day about homeschooling.

As districts across the region wrestle with in-person, and remote learning – some parents are considering exiting the traditional system.

The Homeschoolers of Greater Rochester, an organization meant to serve as a community for homeschoolers in the region, has seen a big increase in inquiries.


Dr. Susan Dantoni is one of two administrators of the Facebook page run by the Homeschoolers of Greater Rochester. She tells News10NBC that their Facebook Page has received a higher volume of requests for information than during a normal year.

“I literally, myself and the other administrator, are taking 40 to 50 requests daily,” Dantoni told News10NBC.

“I’ve been debating if I’m going to pull my daughter out and homeschool her again this year, at least I have control over what she’s going to take and how she learns this year,” Dantoni added. “I think it’s even worse for people with younger kids because younger kids really don’t do very well staring at a screen trying to learn things. That’s not how they learn. It needs to be organized and lots of communication and that’s what has been lacking.”

She says around 3,700 families homeschool at this time.

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