The Pros And Cons Of Homeschooling And Public School

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For centuries, many different forms of schooling have been used to teach children skills necessary for success or survival. In years past, children were often educated in fields on how to grow crops or in homes by their parents; in modern times, however, schooling has taken a more commercialized approach with the popularization of the public school. These institutions are designed to teach large collections of children government-mandated information and are often free or very cheap and convenient for parents who work all day. The downside of this approach is that the sheer size of the student population has led to an impersonalized teaching method and lack of personal care for the students themselves. Due to the large size of classrooms, it is difficult for teachers to focus their attention on everyone; as a result, students who fall behind are deemed “slow” and held back without any other attempt to discover why they did not understand. In response to this totalitarian system and a “dissatisfaction with academic instruction at other schools” was a few parents’ decision to homeschool, a form of education in which the students are taught at home by their parent or teacher (“Home-SCHOOLING”). Homeschooling is a preferred method of education over public schools because it gives students the opportunity to work at a pace that best suits their educational requirements and interests and eventually leads to higher test scores. In 2010, a study was done that discovered
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