Five Steps to Unschooling Your Kids
Unschooling, education hacking, and homeschooling are all different terms with the same intention: parents wanting to take education into their own hands. Parents desire to give their children a better education than is being offered by the public education system. This could be because of enormous class sizes, school violence, bullying, special needs, or political/religious views. Whatever the reason, parents are taking control and looking for a better way.
To accomplish this parents must buy curriculum sets, which can cost anywhere from $200-$800 for books, software, and games every year. This does not include the cost of materials or field trips. Curriculum sets are often generic; not tailor made for your child's strengths and weaknesses, which defeats the purpose.
Option two is private school, which can give you more choice in curriculum and better hands on help due to smaller class sizes. Although this option frees you up to work, it is also the more expensive option with prices ranging from $4,000 to $10,000 per year for the more prestigious schools.
Finally, you could write your own curriculum, organize your own outings with other homeschoolers and spend your money how and where you want to. This was the option my wife and I chose and I will tell you how we did it in five easy steps.