Recently I became aware of this proposal for a new Homeschooling Stackexchange site. After looking at the sample questions they prepared, I felt that much of what they felt was on-topic would qualify as good questions for our site, too.
If there are a number of people who are interested in Homeschooling, and there seems to be a lot of overlap, I felt that we should consider reaching out to the followers of that proposal and invite them to participate here.
Before we do that, we need to decide as a community where we draw the line between on topic and off topic with regards to teaching.
Currently, our faq categorizes questions about "school-based teaching" under "might be on-topic here but you can get better response on our sister sites". The suggestion for "school-based teaching" is another proposal dedicated to teaching.
A discussion was started about whether the proposed Educators site would want our teaching-related questions. Both responses indicated that they felt questions related to parents teaching their own children should probably be on-topic for Parenting, rather than Educators.
It seems that we, as a site, do not have a clear definition of when questions on teaching are considered on-topic for us, and when they are not. We had the beginnings of a chat discussion on the topic, which you are welcome to review. This discussion includes a number of examples of questions that seem to hover in the grey area that currently exists between what we consider clearly on-topic, and clearly off-topic.
We have 39 questions with the [education] tag, of which 4 are closed.
We have 3 questions with the [homeschooling] tag, one of which is closed, and 1 of which I retagged today, as the question did specify that the OP was considering homeschooling as an option.
How do we, as a community, feel about questions on Homeschooling? How do we feel about questions related to education performed in traditional school settings? We want to focus on this site as a parenting resource, but we also want to attract experts who may not actually be parents. Where do we draw the line between questions that are useful to parents, which will elicit expert-level responses, and questions that focus too much on "education"?
Is education completely distinct from parenting? If so, how do we define that distinction?