Persuasive Essay On Homeschooling

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Homeschooling is an effective and safe alternative way to educate children. In recent events, there has been a increased debate over homeschooling and its safety for homeschooled children. The reason this ongoing dispute has received a spike in interest is the recent news about the Turpin family in California who homeschooled their 13 kids. The Turpins reportedly starved their 13 children and tethered to them to furniture. The children were discovered after one of the siblings escaped and contacted police. Safety is not the only thing that has people questioning this method of education. Since not all states monitor homeschoolers curriculum, there is concern that they are not educated as well as public schoolers and do not acquire all the skills they need to. In addition to education, there is also the uncertainty that homeschoolers social skills are not developed, and they do not know how to interact with their peers. In reaction to the Turpins, Sarah Jones, a writer for the New Republic, recently published an article asserting it is the “lax homeschooling laws,” which she claims “protect child abusers” fault for the abuse of the Turpin children and any other abuse done in homeschool families. She then goes on citing Homeschooling 's Invisible Children which lists 138 homeschooled children fatalities related to abused from 1986 to the present. However, what she fails to mention is that in 2017 there were only four fatalities related to homeschoolers according to that same

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