Homeschooling Argument Essay

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Homeschooling is an educational option that allows parents to teach their children at home instead of sending them to public schools. It is held that "homeschooled children now number 1.2 million in the United States and the number is steadily growing" (Farris, 1997, p. 4). Ray (cited in Mirochinck & McIntyre, 1991). Some Parents believe that sending their children to public schools in which qualified teachers are responsible for educating them is beneficial .However, other parents believe that it is better for their children to be educated at home by people who know their needs. In this paper, I intend to argue with educating children at home.
People who argue against homeschooling say that parents lack the proficiency needed to educate their
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Parents are aware of their children’s weaknesses and strengths, "Parents can choose the amount of structure that is best for them and their children. Each program can be individualized to suit the needs and interests of each child. Each child can progress at his own rate instead of at the rate of the group" (Gorder, 1987, cited in Margaret, p.11).Moreover, parents are able to assess their children on a daily basis and provide additional instruction if required. Another argument against homeschooling is that homeschooling generates isolated unhealthy environment for the child. “In school, the argument goes, children learn valuable skills such as the ability to work with others, to handle interpersonal conflicts, work in groups or teams and to make personal sacrifices for the betterment of the group. These are vital skills later in life. Homeschooled children, who will not necessarily acquire these skills because of the protective cocoon of the home, will then be at a disadvantage when they grow up. (Menendez, 1996, P. 2-3).
Children might drop the chance to interact with other children. This slows down their development socially as they do not learn how to communicate or behave in group or team. Consequently, homeschooled children can find it hard interacting with unfamiliar people, understanding social norms, or aware of current trends among children their
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