Homeschooling Vs Homeschool

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Picture a student who always excels in every subject, yet learns nothing in school because they have already learned everything on their own. They constantly find themself being far ahead of their classmates and not having to put any effort into assignments because the work they are given is too easy for them. There are other schools that teach at their level, but cost thousands of dollars to attend. What would you do if you had to choose between going to an affordable school that taught you nothing, or paying thousands of dollars to attend a school that taught material at your level? The only other option would be homeschooling, or parent-led education based in one’s home. In the United States, a majority of students attend public school,…show more content…
Next, families that homeschool their children have a stronger bond with each other, creating a safe and caring learning environment for students. Lastly, research has shown that homeschooled students are above average in terms of social, psychological, and emotional levels. Those who are homeschooled also tend to score higher on standardized academic achievement tests compared to public school students. Public schooling may be beneficial for some students, but until the system is further improved for convenience and profit to all, homeschooling is a more effective method of education. To start off, homeschooling is a more effective method of education because it allows students to learn and develop at their own pace. Students can have a customized learning system that fits their needs and interests. This allows them to excel at subjects they are good at, and work on subjects that they are struggling in. According to Camille DiMaio, author of Before the Rain Falls, and mother of four homeschooled students, “Our oldest, who is college-bound very shortly, was drawn to reading and writing. She excelled at those and was able to pursue them deeply. And, she won a huge scholarship to college based on an essay she wrote about Jane Austen.” In public school, students are not given a chance to fully demonstrate their talents.…show more content…
A study by Dr. Brian Ray of the National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI) found that homeschooled students are involved in “An average of 5.2 social activities a week.” Homeschooled students participate in volunteer work, sports, and even part-time jobs. During these activities, they are given many opportunities to interact with people of all ages. Most of the activities public schooled students are involved in only have people in their age group. Since homeschooled students are exposed and required to work with people of all ages, ranging from elders to toddlers, they pick up many valuable social skills. It is often thought that homeschooled students are anti-social and even ‘outcasts’, but public schooled students are not very much more social either. In public school, students have a choice to be social; although they see their classmates every day, they are usually not required to actually talk to them, unless it is for group work. Additionally, most public schooled students do not have the time to be involved in as many social activities as homeschooled students because of the extra amount of homework they have. Some students do join clubs or sports teams, but that only adds up to one to three social activities per week, less than the average for the
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