Homeschooling: The Pros And Cons Of Compulsory Education

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Compulsory education can be seen to have started with the Aztecs in 1500-1600 AD, where males were schooled until they were 16. This system has evolved to not only to include male students but to include all children less than 18 years. The value and delivery of education is analysed critically because many people cannot agree what is best for all children (Moreau, 2012).
Parents have the right to decide what type of education their children have. They can choose many options but the two main ones are homeschooling and mainstream based schooling. There are both pros and cons to these to education systems. This research piece will analyse the pros of homeschooling and the pros of mainstream or mainstream schooling.
Pros of Homeschooling

The idea of homeschooling began during the 1970s by people who believed schools and their systems went against their religions and beliefs (Isenberg, 2007). The classic homeschooling system began more as a liberal than conservative movement (Moreau, 2012). During the 1980s legal rights were established for homeschooling, in which it was legalised (Isenberg, 2007). Society has frowned upon homeschooling for decades. Still today people believe that children cannot receive all the education needed from a home environment. Whereas on the other hand, parents feel that their children are not adequately educated in mainstream schools (Moreau, 2012). Homeschooling is defined as education done at home rather than at a school. Homeschoolers often say

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