The Pros And Cons Of Homeschooling

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Education for an individual is a universal right, as every person in a country has rights to get the standardized education from its government. The well-known type of education is formal education in the form of regular schools, such as primary school, secondary school, and high school. However, in this modern era there is also another type of education that is getting more popular as an alternative to the regular school. Homeschooling is a more traditional way for parents to teach their kids, yet it is making a comeback as a rival for formal education in the past decade (Brian D. Ray, 2015). Every year the number of student admittance to homeschooling keep increasing. In fact just in early of 2011 the number of homeschooling students in United States only were estimated to be over 1.7 million students (American Institutes for Research, 2013). Despite the fact, even now there are still perceptions from public…show more content…
Because homeschooling has some very different aspects than the regular school that has been used by society for a long time, some people are questioning its disadvantages. Despite the differences, homeschooling has proven to be just as effective, if not more rather than regular school. In the past years, it has proven its reputation to be an education alternative that is equal to its counterpart. Even now, it has been accepted and acknowledged by various countries such as Australia, Japan, United Kingdom, and also in Indonesia (Facts About Homeschooling, 2015). There are still some misperceptions from public in general because there is not enough socialization about the homeschooling education. Albeit, contradictory with concern from commentators for homeschooling to not be able to meet the national criteria, so far there are no evidence to back that opinion as home-educated children live just as successfully as regular schooled children (Dumas, Gates, & Schwarzer,
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