The Importance Of Home Education

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You might think whoever is homeschooled is the luckiest person around. Laying in their pajamas all day and never do school. Yes some homeschoolers are privileged but it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. You might think you know what homeschooling is, but do you really?

Homeschooling, or home education, is the education of children inside the home conducted by either a parent or a tutor. In Illinois, homeschooling is a form of private education, much like your Catholic and Lutheran church schools. Students are required to cover all the classes that a regular public school would. Each subject or class we take will count towards a college credit for parents to make their child’s transcript. Some of these subjects or classes are taught at a co-op.
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There is a huge long list, but here are a few of the most known homeschooling misconceptions.
First, homeschoolers are anti-social or don 't have friends. I can personally tell you that is not true. Homeschoolers actually have an advantage when it comes to social events. With getting school done and out of the way early on some days, we are able to run errands, hang out with friends, and do different activities before the average student can finish a traditional day of school. This brings me to the second most commonly heard rumor. That homeschoolers don 't get homework or any sort of schoolwork, which is considered traditional work done in school. With our co-ops we have homework, we do hours of school a day and have lunch and breaks. The big thing that 's different is that we are home or at a co-op and you are at a public or private school at a desk. A few other things that tie onto the schoolwork is that parents are not educated enough to teach, we are all geniuses, and the education that happens in an actual school is what really counts. This again is completely not true. You don 't need a degree in teaching for homeschooling just like you don 't need a degree in zoology to have a pet. Being homeschooled does not mean that we are not able to get into a college or have the “high school experience”. From many homeschoolers, like Giromini, she would never want to go to a public high
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