Setting their own pace: Freedom in homeschooling

| August 26, 2015

By Wendy Howell • Williams News

WILLIAMS, Ariz. – It’s 12:30 p.m. on a Thursday afternoon, and two kids are at a music lesson taking turns playing the piano.

One wears blue jeans and a ball cap, the other wears a purple skirt and leggings. The older one warms-up with his Hannon finger exercises while his teacher listens patiently. The younger one sits against the wall reading Miss Rumphius.

The scene seems normal, except for one thing. It’s a weekday. At lunch time. Aren’t these kids supposed to be in school?

The kids are in school. Kind of. They are homeschooled and can take music lessons in the middle of the day – or any time of the day.

“I can do school in my pajamas,” said eleven-year-old Levi Burlington.

Levi and his three siblings are homeschooled by their mother. They live in Williams and are just 10 minutes from the nearest public school.

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