As the debate over the quality of public education in the U.S. continues to rage on, it seems the decision to homeschool children is becoming a bit more common across the country. In 2007, the number of homeschooled children was just under 1.5 million, up from 850,000 in 1999 and 36% from 2003.
Although there are certainly many benefits to homeschooling a child, it unfortunately can be quite expensive. Fortunately, homeschool instructors today have options. Rental gives teachers the option of renting homeschool cirricula rather than purchasing materials outright. So what are the benefits of renting curriculum? Blue Manor Education breaks them down:
- Low Cost – Teacher guides, which often include instructions and answer keys, are the most expensive books a homeschool instructor will purchase. Rather than paying a premium for a guide he/she will only use once, Yellow House School Rental provides an option to rent the materials at half the cost.
- Flexibility – Have a curriculum your child doesn’t enjoy? No problem? Yellow House Book Rental allows instructors to rent a new curriculum to try it out. Also, inf an instructor wishes to keep the materials, he/she only needs to pay the difference between the cost and the rental fee. Simple.
- Less Hassle – If you’re looking to spend less time organizing and storing curriculum and more time teaching, consider renting. Also, skip the hassle of trying to resell used guides by renting and returning them for free at the end of the school year.