The Pros And Cons Of Homeschool Students

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When most people think of homeschoolers, they think of sheltered, unsocialized hermits, whose only friends are books and their parents, pets, and siblings, of which they have many. While this may be the case for some, most home educated children are just like everyone else. According to Business Insider journalist Chris Weller, after spending time with and researching homeschool families, writes, “Contrary to the belief that homeschooling produces anti-social outcasts, the truth is that some of the most high-achieving, well-adjusted students are poring over math at their kitchen table” (Weller). Being a homeschool student myself, I can attest to the truth of these statements. I have homeschooled for around six years now, and I have met hundreds, and personally know several home educated students who are nothing like this stereotypical homeschooler. Home educated students tend…show more content…
Indigo is not the only homeschooler to have a job and/ or manage their own business while still in school. Most high school age homeschoolers have a job, sometimes multiple jobs since they have more flexible schedules than public school students. Also, I can list several home educated students who have started their own business, some as early as eighth grade.
In summary, students who are homeschooled are not sheltered, unsocialized hermits, but are independent thinkers, sociable, hard-working members of society. Not only do they possess the attributes previously listed, homeschoolers have a positive attitude and are generally nice to all. While not all homeschoolers are like this, the majority are, and should not be lumped in with the stereotypical few. Homeschoolers deserve to be appreciated and treated the same way as any other kid, and really, those who do not treat them the same, are missing out on some great

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