Why I’m pulling my kids out of public school

Rigby family

LAF/BW Editor’s note: Just as an aside, making sure kids fit in a box isn’t really the best ambition. But this is still worth reading one mother’s frustration with government schooling. The tally of reasons why you should homeschool just went up in Florida.

Editor’s note: More than 150,000 people have read a posting byLynne Rigby, a 40-year-old Seminole County mother of five children, on her website, lynnerigby.com. Rigby, a former teacher, addressed it to Gov, Rick Scott and Seminole school officials. The following is a condensed version.

I am a parent of five children in Seminole County schools, aged 4 to 16. My husband and I are deeply embedded in this community. We are both successful products of Lake Brantley High School. I graduated from the University of Georgia in 1995 and came back to Seminole to teach kindergarten; he is currently the pitching coach for the Lake Brantley varsity baseball team. We stayed here so our kids would be blessed with a similar educational experience.

This year has been completely disheartening for us.

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