Carrie and Arnie McGarry are homeschooling parents located right here in Barrow County. They have homeschooled their three children since birth: Alexandria, age 8, Gavin, age 5, and Samantha, age 1.
Recently I asked Carrie what her reasons were for wanting to homeschool. She said there were many reasons, but two main issues were a concern for her. First, she thinks that public schools are more concerned about testing scores than what the children are actually learning. Second, she didn’t care for all the homework. “Adults who work for eight hours a day are not expected to come home and then work for a few more hours,” she said.
“My children are given individual attention and have so many opportunities for experiences that they wouldn’t be able to have in a school building,” she continued.