Oklahoma is consistently ranked somewhere in the 45-49th spots out of the 50 states when it comes to quality of education.
Which is just weird, really, because it's not a 'poor' state. But spending per student is low. Don't mess with their football programs, though - those appear to be funded separately, I have no idea.
At any rate, when the first kid started school we were in the middle of a pretty rural county, the schools were not well-rated at all. I was home anyway, why not teach her? More recently with chemistry and plane geometry (stuff I lost my grip on around 6 weeks after my last exam
) DH takes over, he actually remembers the stuff. It's easy here, written in to the state constitution and they're not too terribly dictatorial about how you do it as long as the kids get 170 days a year of instruction. Ours school year-round so they don't have that 2-1/2 month summer gap to forget everything, we spread week-long breaks out over the year. We also get to vacation at times of the year when it's not 110 degrees outside.
This summer, though, the heat will come in handy, they're building a solar oven, one of their friends lives in Canada (BC) and has built a mud oven, really wild process, she sent pictures of the stages, and plans to test it out with bread, beans, and pizza! So they decided to build a solar oven and cook outside. THIS...should be interesting.
I lost one of my no-spend days to DH buying some speculoos, Belgian cookies, apparently for every human we know. I give him the eye because I'm gluten-free, but he knows it's for fun, even in my wheat-fueled carb-addicted running days I wasn't a speculoos fan. I'm a purist, just bring me chocolate
So.... 9 for 17. 52.94%