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.
First of all, statistically speaking, “The home-educated typically score 15 to 30 percentile points above public-school students on standardized academic achievement tests”(“Research Facts on Homeschooling”). This includes tests such as the SAT, PSAT, ACT, and annual benchmark tests. Because of this reason, many colleges actively seek homeschooled students. Top colleges are scouting homeschoolers, and it’s due to the fact that homeschoolers “go to and succeed at college at an equal or higher rate than the general population”(“Research Facts on Homeschooling”). Also, studies have proved that “Homeschool freshmen in their first semester at college average a 3.37 GPA to the 3.08 of other freshmen, and continue to keep their advantage even into senior year with 3.46 versus 3.16”(“The Homeschooler’s Guide to Getting into College”).
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.
Homeschooling is a dynamic development around the nation and the world, in which fathers and mothers instruct their kids at home as opposed to sending them to a customary open or tuition based school (Martin, 2015). Some parents believe that homeschooling is safer for their children than public schools and would make the family ties getting closer. They think if they teach their child they can raise their own child the way they want them to be. Parents have a right to choose what is best for their children but does a child have the same right? In the US parents are deemed to have absolute right over their children thus decide how their children receive education overlooking the fact that children also have rights and as the modern society we need to step in the ensure children get education.
The very nature of homeschooling makes it difficult to quantify student performance. However, the best available evidence is strongly positive about home-school student learning. The available evidence certainly seems to indicate otherwise.Harm to Public Education. Home schooling limits public school enrollments and therefore reduces the amounts of money state governments provide to local school districts. Which decreases the numbers of parents who are wanting to increase their children’s education (“Brookings”)
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. There are a lot of reasons why parents should stop homeschooling their children and send them to public or private schools.
The plus and the minus points of Home schooling Choosing the best school for the children is one of the most difficult tasks for the parents. To give a good and well mannered child to the society is depend upon the school he or she attends. Even though the home is the first place of a child which can learn the life, the school education helps to bring out a child an educated one with practical skills and variety of experiences in life. However, because of the present school society is corrupted, most of the parents are in a stressed mode. So as an answer, a new fact is coming forward through the parents and the education called Home Schooling.
Annotated Bibliography In this day and age of school becoming more and more rigorous and the demand for our children 's education growing each year, an alternative option becomes an enticing thought. Homeschooling is something many people might not associate with modern times. Kids in the American school system are often times overworked and underplayed. Starting from as young as kindergarten, children are expected to sit at a desk and focus for up to eight hours a day with less and less outdoor free-time. Parents have been vocal for some time about their young child coming home with homework after spending a solid eight hours in class.
The curriculum and computer would be provided by the school, and then the student will take his/her classes at home. At this point, the parent will serve as a mentor than a teacher. The school will at the end collect the full-time equivalency for the homeschooled child. It is a parent’s choice to either homeschool but at the same time take their child for some classes for a day at the public school, the levels can be art classes or physical