i actually just called the nyc homeschool office the other day to find out whether it was possible to do it for one year and to still have a spot at the school and they said normally yes
i do think about basically "homeschooling" while she's at school but i have a hard time allowing her to continue being in a school environment where she's starting to feel like she's not going to be taught anything new in certain subjects. *sigh*
i'm sorry you had to go through pure incompetence with teachers affecting your children. i can see first hand how the teaching at my daughter's school disproportionately affects the black/latino students, families who aren't aware that the (white) progressive education devotees are basically supplementing academics on the weekend.
i'm constantly amazed at what some parents/educators/administrators obviously think is ok or maybe they aren't paying attention.
it is hard to make the decision when looking at other long term factors (if we have to relocate, future professional opportunities, for how long, etc.) but i keep coming back to it. i know there's a big and growing community here but haven't really done the work to look into the practical things and what's available.
"i fear no fate" e.e. cummings "No girl. No fried chicken. I'm going back to get some sleep." - Haruki Murakami