The 2019-2020 school year will be remembered as the year we all became home schoolers. But well before the pandemic, the popularity of home schooling exceeded its actual prevalence, as fiscal and logistical challenges often posed insurmountable obstacles for potential home-school families. Guest Michael McShane joins us to discuss the hybrid home-school model, and how it might offer a way to close the gap as families consider their post-pandemic options.
Michael McShane is the director of national research at EdChoice and author of Hybrid Homeschooling: A Guide to the Future of Education. Prior to his work in education policy and school-choice advocacy, he worked as a high-school teacher in Montgomery, Alabama.
This podcast discusses themes from Michael’s essay in the Winter 2021 issue of National Affairs, “Blending Home and School.”