I just want to see my son learning new things that interest him, and school is not doing such a great job. The library and this computer are helping him to go farther in the subjects that he loves, but would homeschooling also help him? Are there courses and instructions so that I would be able to teach him and myself these new things? I live in Kentucky and have done some research, but can't find the sites and regulations for my area.
Of course you don't have to know everything about every subject. Many teachers in school actually learn as they go. Be honest with him. Tell him you went through school, but mostly memorized things to pass the tests, and now you've forgotten a lot of it. (Haven't we all!) You don't want the same thing to happen to him, so together you are taking a different path of learning. How exciting!
Here is a link for homeschooling support groups and the laws in each state: www.homefires.com.
Here's another national list of support groups: www.midnightbeach.com/hs/listlist.f.html.