Washington, D.C. (WBOC) - A growing number of military parents are embracing home schooling in an effort to end the age-old tradition of switching schools for their kids.
They're also finding support on bases, which are providing resources for families and opening their doors for home schooling cooperatives and other events.
Military families move on average nearly every three years and the transition can be tough for children. Some military families also cite the same reasons for choosing home schooling as those in the civilian population: a desire to educate their kids in a religious environment, concern about the school environment, or to provide for a child with special needs.
Participating military families say there's an added bonus to home schooling. It allows them to schedule school time around the rigorous deployment, training and school schedules of the military member.