"One Good Year, A Look at Short-Term Homeschooling"
This essay is 14-pages long, and it appeared in Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers. The author, Laura Brodie, is a visiting assistant English professor at Washington and Lee University who has previously written about Jane Austen and women at the Virginia Military Institute. In the 'Brain Child' article, she chronicles her ten-year-old daughter's school year-length "sabbatical" from pub ed, as well as her impressions of the homeschooling movement.
Dr. Brodie and I had a friendly e-mail exchange before the piece was published. While we may not arrive at the same conclusions - educationally-speaking - this mom is a very readable wordsmith. I hope home education makes a return appearance to the Brodie household.