Perhaps it is my interest in innovated approaches to education or my love of designing individualized curriculum, but I believe that home schooling – once considered the realm of those on the outer fringes of “normal” – has potential to serve even those within the bell curve. Of particular appeal to my sensibilities are home schooling cooperatives. The scope of these cooperatives’ offerings vary ranging from simply providing support to home schooling parents all the way to serving as micro-schools. The New York Times’ profile of a Brooklyn-based cooperative called Mini-R.A.D., short for Revolutionary Artistic Development is certainly worth reading. To complement that, you may want to read this account, on the New York Times’ parenting blog, Motherlode, of an author who recently made the decision to home school her son. Modern-day, one-room schoolhouses?