With the pandemic ongoing many people have turned to homeschooling their children, and Missouri is one of the highest-ranked states in the country for its homeschooling laws.

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According to the website verywellfamily.com, the state of Missouri is one of the best states for homeschooling your children. Homeschooling is becoming a more popular option for parents since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic due to a number of factors like parents working from home. The website says that homeschooling is legal in all 50 states but not all states have great laws to help make homeschooling easier, the website says this about the state of Missouri...

"...parents must teach certain required subjects as well as maintain records for all kids under age 16... must provide at least 1,000 hours of instruction during every school term. Six hundred of those hours must be lessons involving the core subjects."

Some of the other states that are great for homeschooling according to the website are Alaska, Michigan, Indiana, New Jersey, and Illinois. As for Illinois, the website says this about homeschooling in the Land of Lincoln...

"...homeschool parents in Illinois must teach the required subjects including language arts, math, science, social studies, fine arts, and physical development and health."

To learn more about homeschooling options for parents in the states of Missouri and Illinois check out the website by clicking here!

I have to be honest I was not homeschooled, I am a product of the public education system in the suburbs of Chicago, and I loved my school experience. I think homeschooling certainly has benefits, and I do see it growing in popularity as more and more people work from home and trust the school systems less, but to me, there is nothing to compare to getting to go to class and socialize with other students from different backgrounds, ethnicities, and to be able to spend time away from mom, dad, and the rest of the family, a sense of independence. What are your thoughts on homeschooling?

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