Should I Join a Co-Op?

Susan Wise Bauer helps you with a question many new home schoolers ask: Should I join a co-op in my area? Her answers may surprise you.

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Susan Wise Bauer

Susan Wise Bauer is an educator, writer, and historian. She is the co-author of The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (now in its fourth edition), and the author of (among others) The Well- Educated Mind, The Story of Western Science, the Story of the World series, the History of the World series, the elementary series Writing With Ease, and the pre-rhetoric series Writing With Skill. Susan was home educated through high school and has taught all four of her children at home. She has a B.A. and M.A. in English language and literature, an M.Div., and a Ph.D. in the history of American religion from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, where she taught writing and literature for over fifteen years.

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4 thoughts on “Should I Join a Co-Op?

  1. Thank you so much Susan for posting this video! I have had numerous conversations recently with homeschool moms trying to figure out what co-op they should join. I have been able to share this within my local homeschool community and I hope it is as helpful to them as it is to me as I am mapping out my homeschool journey.

  2. I am just starting out, and this was exactly what I needed to hear – especially the part about missing something. I appreciate your honesty about all things homeschool.

    1. I needed to hear this! I’m so glad I stumbled upon it. We have 4 kids and have surprise twins arriving in the fall. I believe our co-op involvement in the past has been influenced by peer pressure and sometimes has added more stress than relieved it. Needless to say, we are taking this year off and reevaluating!

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