off-trail learning, with Blake Boles, interview with Home & Hybrid Education founders, Anna Smith and Mara Donahoe


Anna Smith and Mara Donahoe on Home & Hybrid Education

An interview & discussion in September 2021 by Blake Boles with Anna Smith & Mara Donahoe. We discuss why Home & Hybrid Education (HHE) was created, whether the U.S. needs another homeschool organization, how HHE differs from other large organizations (AERO, ASDE, HSLDA), and why public “hybrid” options deserve a seat at the table. Blake asks us what a massively successful HHE would look like in 10 years, why we’re interested in the thankless task of building a politically centrist “big tent” organization, and how parents can get involved today.


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