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Dozens new Southwest Georgia families to homeschool

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) –Dozens more South Georgia families are home schooling their children this year.

The Southwest Georgia Homeschool Association held their sign up and information conference Friday, and dozens of parents lined up to join the education alternative group.

Last year they had 120 member families in 11 South Georgia counties, this year they have 150 families signed up so far.

Association officials say many South Georgia families are not satisfied with the public school's performance.

Southwest Georgia Homeschool Association public relations Elizabeth Morey said "Focusing on a lot of extracurricular, the kids are not learning. This gives parents an opportunity to directly influence their children's education, teach them the values that they want them to learn. And build a real relationship with their children."

The Homeschool Association sets up common activities like physical education, music, language, and field trips so that the students can have more interaction.

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