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.
Their lack of a bond could very well be the reason why Virgil doesn’t go to school, as latchkey kids are often psychologically affected in that they are more likely to create their own rules as no one is making them for him (Huff, Ken. "The Lonely Life”). If this is true, then it shows how the destruction of their culture has created a disinterest in one important activity such as school. He also lacks a bond with his mother and the rest of his family as he doesn’t get to spend time with them because they are not placing an importance on unity like most First Nation cultures do. This is further proven when Virgil’s uncle Wayne says, “Maybe it was the son of her’s what’s-his-name… Vinnie… Virgin…Virgil” (Taylor 34.)
The stricter they got they got with him the more they pushed him away. Donny and his parents never seen eye to eye. Parents should not be strict with their children in order to help them succeed because it negatively impacts a child’s emotional, academic and social well-being. Being strict on a kid negatively effects their emotional state of mind. “The psychologist said Donny
While talking about the child's choices referring to the future career, a lot of parents might be prejudiced and biased. Probably, not even realizing it, they do no want to let their child live his or her own life and to make his or her own decisions. On the contrary, there are families, in which parents do not support their children at all and even try to restrain the child from becoming an independent person because they are afraid of losing their only child. Gloria Watkin describes such a problem in her well-known essay Keeping Close to Home. According to the narration of her essay, her parents were increasingly opposed to the Gloria's decision to move study away from home.
In “The Achievement of Desire”, Richard Rodriguez expresses his frustration with his parent’s lack of English knowledge. He has a strained relationship with his parents due to the fact that English isn’t their first language and they don’t value education like he does. He has made it his mission to become a scholarship boy, which is someone who dedicates their life to school work to, in the end, have a successful profession. He resents his parents for not sharing his interest in learning. In “The Achievement of Desire” is states that, “Unlike many middle-class children, [Rodriguez] goes home and sees his parents a way of life not only different but starkly opposed to that of the classroom” (340).
This shows how more young people opt out of taking responsibility for others, because maybe they can’t even take care of themselves, or they just don’t want to lose freedom from their life by marrying and having kids. Some might say that marrying and not having kids is not a necessity for becoming an adult. But the youth doesn’t understand what it means to have a family of their own because they never tried it, and it is more responsibility for them. According to the article Facing Challenges Is Part of Growing Up, the reporter who is also young, 28 years old, talks about how he has a kid, and it is something profound and he writes that “who reflexively dismisses marriage and family, eschews something profound: growing up”, and from here we see that taking care of someone else other than yourself, being more responsible in life is also a great experience, instead just staying single all your life, and miss out on the experience. Parents struggle with their kids, and if they wouldn’t have to feed them, they would be rich according to the article A Lifestyle Choice, but they still struggle to help their children, go all out for them, and people wouldn’t put so much effort into something for no
This style is the most “harmful” style of the four. These parents do not care for their children needs. The parent figure in this style of parenting does not care to know what’s going on with their child. Children are damage to the point where it’s hard for them to form relationships because of their lack of trust. Another, possible damaging, parenting style is the permissive style.
Personally, I think that residential schools were not justified. Being torn for from your family and forced into an abusive school system where you had no choice but to give up your culture and beliefs is simply not okay. To me, learning life skills such as how to read, write and operate farm machinery would not have been worth the trauma and mistreatment they received. Imagine what being forced away from your family, having to forget about your culture without a choice, and being put into an a cruel, abusive school system where you would have to live would be like. How could a somebody learn and be happy in such conditions?
Negative side of Homeschooling: Many people find homeschooling to not be what is best for any child. One reason for this is because a parent teaching their own child is not the same as a qualified teacher in a classroom. Becoming a teacher is a lot of hard work that takes many years to do. People feel that because the parents do not have any qualifications that the student will not truly get the education they deserve. Another argument that is given are the students that may need extra help from tutors or teachers aid.
This is important because it shows that the homework can be the cause of the end of one’s education. This also important because then teachers can see why some students just do not try anymore. In addition, one can see this when “They refuse to do homework and it’s lowering their grades” (LAXdoubleK). This shows that students do not even care about their grades because the homework is too much. If students already don't do the work or get that education that they should be going to school for they might just drop out, there's no point to being there in the first place.