I need a little help and thought there might be some here who could.
I would like to convince my husband that we should home school our daughter, but I'm not sure how. He and I are in agreement about a lot of things: we don't agree with the new Common Core standards and how they're being implemented; the kind of work and expectations that our daughter has at school are inappropriate for her age (she's 5); and while there are many things our daughter likes about school, she still asks to stay home almost every day and almost always says she gets no time for playing at school, which is true - they get maybe 40 - 60 minutes in their day for free play.
So, we both agree her school situation is far from ideal, but my husband doesn't want to home school. For one, he is worried about finances. I currently teach adult ed courses 2 nights a week (one more way I see how public schools can let kids fall through the cracks) and make just enough to help cover a few bills. My husband would like a little more wiggle room in our finances and hoped I would go back to working full time in another year or two, which would make continuing with home schooling impossible.
His other concern is that I will go nuts at home with our daughter and other child (he's 11 months) if I'm home with them all day. While I agree it will be difficult at times, I've explained that if we have planned activities and places to go I won't feel so nuts. He usually counters that this could cost us in gas and money.
So I'm stuck. Does anyone have any ideas on what I can say or do go to better plead my case? I feel like he's close to agreeing, but he has some big hurdles in his way.