Since you did not say much about your son's problems, I would suggest that you request a meeting of all the professionals at the school who are responsible for his education. Has your son had a comprehensive evaluation to determine what's getting in the way of his success at school? Do you understand the results of the testing? Do you agree with the findings of the school? If they feel that putting him in a special class would meet his needs, have they convinced you that that is the best option? If you need help making sense of what's going on with you son at school, call the Department of Education in your state and ask them to help you find an advocate (someone who can help you understand what your son's legal rights are, and who can help you make more sense out of what is often a very confusing situation). Schools are required to provide a program that adequately addresses the special needs of a child. Before you make the decision to homeschool your son (which involves a great deal of time and energy), look into all the options the school can offer. What about inclusion in a regular class with consultative services from the special education teacher? What about an aide in his classroom to help him (and other students) stay on top of things? What about summer programs that might help strengthen his skills prior to next fall? While homeschooling is a great option for lots of kids and families, take the time to explore all the options. Don't jump out of the frying pan into the fire!
Homeschooling Kids with Special Needs
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