Homeschool Advantages

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Over the last decade, the number one question parents ask is whether to send their children to public school or to educate them at home. From the variety of social clubs to auditioning for the school play, public school has been a movie image over the years that many children cannot wait to experience. Homeschool means to educate children at home, and while the idea sounds wonderful, the system has dire consequences. Although homeschooling has its few advantages, public school is the obvious choice because of the many benefits to children socially and academically.
First, public school gives children the opportunity to interact with other students just by attending school every day. Karen Hylen is a therapist who assists homeschool students,
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In "4 Steps for Redesigning Time for Student and Teacher Learning" Lori Nazareno teaches the importance of time management and the impact it makes on students by “laying the right foundation for changing the use of time in a school,” and how time is essential if students are “going to be successful” (Nazareno). In public school, teachers force students to learn the importance of time management. Whether it be homework that is due the next day or a project due next week, if students do not meet the deadline in time, they will not receive the grade they desire. In contrast, the basis of homeschooling is that homeschoolers “don't follow the usual school model of a rigidly set schedule” (Schildbach). Homeschoolers never learn the pressure of a deadline because they are able to work at their own pace. This strategy will cause the child to struggle in the future when there are deadlines. Also, public school children will be better prepared for the real world because they are learning these essential life skills now. Another part of homeschooling is the time it takes for parents to educate their children. There are some justifications that homeschooling is not right for children. If a parent is unable to dedicate the time to educate their children from home, they should look into an internet program that could lower the amount of effort the parent has to do. If there is still…show more content…
When parents homeschool their children, they control the records, and “this can be especially a problem in cases of religious fundamentalism, where parents may not want their children to go on to college" (Hassanein). Parent's reasoning to homeschool can be based on different motives such as religion. Every family's reason and intention to homeschool is different, and to assure children's safety, the government should compel all families to send their child to public school. Not only do some parents hold their records, but some parents do not even enroll their child in school. The laws for homeschooling differ in each state; in some states, the parents enroll their children through an easy set of statutes, but in other areas, the state makes the requirements for registration so difficult that the parents do not even try (Avner). Because some parents do not register their child to homeschool, this choice causes confusion because when the student graduates, they are not recognized by the state; therefore, they have not legally graduated. There is a simple solution to this problem: when children go to a public school, the school guarantees an official graduation when the student has passed all the requirements to graduate. Not only do parents oppress students academically, but there has also been reports of physical abuse. Public school is a better option because it ensures the
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