Although there are similarities between online homeschooling and traditional brick and mortar schooling, there are many differences including, but not limited to, the quality of the education, the opportunities for socialization, and the structure of daily life. Each family must consider these differences and choose which form of schooling best suits their needs. Additionally, the needs of a family may change over time and they may need to revisit the schooling options. Thankfully, the family still has the right to decide how their children should be
Many schools have switched to year round schooling. In fact, there are 3,181 schools in the Michigan. With that 10% of those schools are public schools. Also, many schools with year round school have had high test scores and better rates. In year round school kids are showing more success and more understanding. The fact that many schools with year round school are showing better scores and more improvement from the student. Schools have year round school.
Imagine having piles and piles of homework and you don't have time to finish it, you have to end up staying up late to finish it. The next morning you have to wake up at 6:45 and school starts at 7:35. This is a struggle that many kids have to face every day. In school many kids are tired and some even fall asleep. Research has shown that starting school later has a better effect on kids and allows them to pay more attention in school because they’re awake. High schools should start later in the day to allow students to get more sleep and have more time to get awake to be focused in school.
In homeschooling, children are educated at home by a parent or a tutor. There are nearly two million homeschooled children in the United Stated with the number increasing by 10-12 % each year (Campbell, 2013). Parents who homeschool their kids, they do it because they do not trust the current school system and they feel their kids will do better if they take control of their education. Others do it because they want their kids to follow their religious or moral beliefs, or they are afraid for their children’s safety since in public schools they are exposed to drugs, bulling and violence. On the other hand, homeschooling has some negative aspects as well. Some homeschooled kids lack social skills since they do not have the opportunity to interact and form bonds with kids their own age. Besides, it is hard for a home to be as well-equipped as a regular school in terms of space and having the right equipment necessary for classes, labs and sports. Furthermore, it required for one of the parents to stay at home, but in today’s economic, it is hard since in most cases the family need two incomes to
With a recent increase in presidential power and a new presidential cabinet, concerns have began to arise regarding state rights and independence. One of these concerns is school choice in the form of school vouchers. The use of school vouchers has been a state decision, and Texas has always been a school voucher free state. Not only the national government favors private-school voucher legislation (with Betsy DeVos as the new United States Secretary of Education); so does Texas. Texas’ Lieutenant Governor, Dan Patrick, urges the private-school voucher bill (SB 3) to pass the Texas House (as it has already passed the Senate).
There are around 365 days in a year, and in a school year, there are around 180 days. From the beginning of the school year to the end, the most common thing that students least like, is homework. Coming home after a long day of school, then having responsibilities to do at home, not to mention some students have after school activities which take up around 2 hours if not more. Homework for students is a barrier that makes it difficult for them to have any kind of social life, or spend time with their family. There are many reasons why students shouldn’t have homework, during this essay people will learn why having homework isn’t helping the student, except making things more difficult for them.
Hill’s article on “How Homeschooling and the future of Public Education”, he believes homeschooling is one of the forces that will change public education. Paul T. Hill is a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and a research professor for the Center on Reinventing Public Education, University of Washington. He writes about the pros and cons of homeschooling. At present, he reports there are 1.2 million home schools. Homeschooling is not new; in colonial days children were educated at home by parents, tutors and older children. The one room school house was created by families that got together and hired a teacher. Homeschools are more likely to join the charter movement than get back into the public school system. Most of these parents hope their children will attend college so they must learn how to assess their children’s progress against higher education admission standards (20). These parents must find resources and make effective use of scarce time and money. Critics say this effort is a waste and that all the new human capital developed at such cost can only duplicate what already exist in conventional public and private schools. Homeschoolers are not all recluses living in log cabins. A growing number live in cities and are educated. Large numbers of homeschoolers are Christian fundamentalists and Mormons, as well as other religions. Homeschoolers dread bureaucracy, unions and liberals. They complain about the teachers and
However, what homeschooling does provide are flexibility and freedom. The flexibility to choose materials the child is interested in learning more about and the freedom to choose where and when to spend family time together. Families are not held to an 8-3 school schedule with truants and late slips. They have the ability to plan vacations according to what works for their family, not what the school schedule allows for them. Many states have heavy regulations on homeschooling as far as the requirements and responsibilities go. However, the government in many places wants more regulations over homeschool education. Many want it to be outlawed altogether and the privilege to be taken away from families in order to have more control stating abuse and neglect on the parents part. Others want a more rigorous testing schedule and minimum educational requirements provided by the parent wanting to educate. Educational options serve to help the children not just be another number in the school system. They provide opportunities to engage students and nurture their interests in order to grow their knowledge of the working world they will eventually
It’s insane how many foster parents in the US take in foster kids for the wrong reasons. The wrong doings from the foster parents harm the kids emotionally and mentally. This has been happening for a such a long time that it’s not a surprise to hear about this on the news. There’s is a process where they run the foster parent’s background and there’s a social worker who stops by the house but, it’s not enough to ensure the true intentions of the foster parents. It’s hard on the kids to seek help. No one is doing anything for these poor kids, many of them prefer to be either homeless or even dead. This is no joke therefore, why not have an annual competition?
Are you having trouble in school? Do you not understand your homework?Well then you should consider going to an all year round school. I think that districts should consider opening school all year. The problem is that teachers have to review for a whole week! “A Duke University study even suggested kids attending year-round schools are a slight advantage, because they don’t forget what they have learned during the long summer break.” (page 2)
Many parents believe that homeschooling is the best option for their children. For those people who don’t know what exactly homeschooling is, “A home school is a school in which parents teach their children an academic curriculum at home instead of sending them out to a public or private school. Home schooling is legal throughout Europe, Australia, New Zealand, North America, Hong Kong, and South Africa. Home schooling is most popular in Canada, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Home schooling is legally accepted in all 50 states of the U.S., but each state has its own laws that a family must adhere to. Currently, it is estimated that over one million families school their children at home. Most of these families include a breadwinner and a stay-at-home parent who does most of the teaching, although there are single parent families and dual career families who home school.” according to Teach Target. Personally, I believe that homeschooling isn’t the best option for kids; they rather go to school to help them with their social life, their level of understanding and to help them get inspired by the surroundings.
Everyone involved in our life has helped raise and teach us about almost everything as they all played a role in our lives. But how exactly did they play a role in our lives? In my opinion, they educated us on things that our time in school did not. In school, they teach us the same four subjects each year: English, Math, Science, and Social Studies. However, they are not teaching us things that we would have to learn from experience later in our lives. They are not focused on teaching us what to expect when we reach the age of adulthood, they are focused on teaching us about the subjects appointed by the Department of Education (DOE). This is the issue we face every day with the school system because although it is great to have a better understanding in these subjects, they should also focus on teaching us how to prepare for the real world. I strongly believe that they should be teaching us how to save money, how to be a better candidate for a job application, and how we are are going to need to be independent. Education should not just be about our academics or else we will never get anywhere. It should also be about how to prepare yourself for real-world problems.
Some people say wrongfully that the test score results prove that homeschooled students are smarter. Although test scores are higher for homeschoolers, this average does not show the intelligence of a singular student. The test scores are easier to keep high due to the small percentage of people who are actually homeschooled. Because of the small number of homeschoolers, the scores compared to public school is not fair and cannot be used to compare to public school with more than half of the population of America. Some people also argue that homeschooling is more beneficial than public school is that there is less bullying that occurs. Although bullying doe primarily happen at school, it does not only occur at school. Bullying can happen anywhere that there are people therefore bullying is not a reasonable argument further proving that public school is more beneficial than homeschool. One last and most common argument made is that there is a one-on-one learning environment for the student. Some believe that this is beneficial for the student but it does not prepare the student for the future. It is a well known fact that parents love their children and they want the best for them but a one-on-one learning environment can actually be detrimental. Giving a student all of the attention does not prepare a student for the future. Not teaching a student
A child is struggling to learn at his/ school. He is more of a visual learner, like learning with pictures and shapes in front of him. His school, however, does not have the power and funding to do such things for him, which leaves him struggling and get bad grades. Now, why does he have to struggle in a school system which can’t even support his learning style?
It is essential that younger generations receive a quality education. Children all over the United States of America are being deprived of their schooling. Not all schools receive equal funding. Kids who grow up in less wealthy areas are less likely to receive a good education. Children are being set up for failure. They 're funding is based on the wealth of the area they live in. Kids who might have excelled in certain areas with the right tutoring will never get the opportunity to without the proper funding. This is a shame to see talent going to waste. Think of all of the possibilities that these children could have created for the world with the right education. The United States has to invest in the youth. Keep the chain going to better the standard of life. That 's what the future is all about. We must improve on our previous generations to make the world a better place to live in. The United States must rehaul the out of date education system to compete with other top nations to give children an opportunity to education with equal funding so they can learn to the best of their ability.