Americas

Parents to ‘world school’ their two daughters for a year

Sarah Blaine is a mom, former teacher and practicing attorney in New Jersey who, writing at parentingthecore, has been vocal for years about her opposition to corporate school reform, the Common Core State Standards and high-stakes standardised testing. She and her husband, Mike, have two daughters, Elizabeth, a 12-year-old sixth grader, and Julianna, an 8-year-old second grader. Both girls are in traditional public schools — but won’t be for their seventh- and third-grade years. They will be somewhere else — or, rather, a lot of somewhere elses.