The end of a homeschool era

Margaret Cranor looks back on three decades of teaching

By Alan Wartes

If a time lapse video camera — positioned above the Cranor family dining room table — had recorded the last 29 years in the lives of the children, the changes we’d see today as we played it back would be breathtaking: Five kids sprouting into adulthood, nourished by a stream of books (later joined by computers) and tailor-made projects and experiences.

Where the same film for most families would have recorded the kids rushing off to school each morning, the Cranors always cleared away breakfast to study at home — guided by the one element in the scene that never wavers, through all

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