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What's your opinion on homeschooling?

  1. Shil1978 profile image92
    Shil1978posted 7 years ago

    What's your opinion on homeschooling?

  2. rajivnandy profile image60
    rajivnandyposted 7 years ago

    I feel it should'nt be the case ...Home Schooling maybe an option for parents who are protective about their children. But doing so can actually ruin a child's childhood .Schools maybe a bit lagging in education but the basic manners ,etiquettes ,co-curriculars and social skills can only be attained at a place like a public school . So in my opinion the best bet is to send your kids to public schools

  3. Merlin Fraser profile image76
    Merlin Fraserposted 7 years ago

    Not a lot,

    For starters your pupils are deprived of the much wider range of amenities available in a real school not to mention a much wider range of views and opinions from all those around them.

    Children need to interact with others, not just children but real humanbeings as well.  It's an important part of growing up and learning that they are perhaps not the centre of the universe.

  4. uptwobucks profile image56
    uptwobucksposted 7 years ago

    I think home schooling is great if the student is actually monitored and does the work required to learn. The only problem i see with home schooling is the lack of fellowship. I see to many kids these days with no friends or very few friends.

  5. Joni Douglas profile image85
    Joni Douglasposted 7 years ago

    Home schooling is wonderful for those that can present it right. Here, in Michigan,  the state oversees the education through testing so it has to match the standards.  There are home school associations so the students are still offered social programs and interact with other students.  Even sports programs are offered.  The education received through most home schooling is above those of public education and even colleges acknowledge the higher test scores of most of the home schooled.
    The idea that home schooled children are denied access to other kids and are isolated is an old thought and not really true anymore. 
    Public schools are failing all across this nation,  and parents can see that. Dummy down programs to not leave anyone behind has not helped anyone.  Home schooling offers great options for parents.

  6. sriparna profile image81
    sriparnaposted 7 years ago

    There are many sayings by great men/women that 12-14 years of schooling is a lot of waste of valuable time. I personally think the same, if given the right opportunities and a little more flexible system of education, I would have been a different person. Schooling with all its really good things still fail to bring out the best of all the children. In most cases learning life skills, career related skills, pursuing one's own interests are only learnt after school's rigid high stakes assessments are over.

    I am a teacher myself and strive each day to make my lessons more meaningful in the classroom. Despite the fact, I would love to explore the idea of homeschooling when I become a parent myself. It'll be a load of work and dedication though to shape your child's future in all aspects, but definitely worth trying.

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    WildIrisposted 7 years ago

    My opinion on homeschooling is biased since I home school my two daughters and have home schooled my two older sons from K-8th grade. My two older sons went to public high school and suffered the stigma of being home schooled.Other kids ridiculed them being home schooled. I would like to say home school is ideal, and perhaps it is if you want to instill your religious values or your local school district has too small a tax base to support its students with an enriching programs beyond the basics, but like public school, home school produces kids who have too few skills to function in the "real" world.

    Many people turn to homeschooling in reaction to public school's failure to meet their child's needs. If my neighborhood school were an awesome school with enthusiastic teachers there to teach and not concerned about obtaining enough years for retirement benefits, a principle whose only job was to be a principle, the arts were a part of the curriculum, and the students were inspired by the school community, then I would enroll my kids in public school in a heart beat. But my neighborhood school budget is cut back so far that I can offer more to my kids at home one-on-one. Our small family community and larger community of friends and neighbors is more supportive than what I've found in public school.

    Homeschooling is a full-time job-an unpaid labor of love.  The approaches to home school are varied. Some choose unschooling and child directed education and others choose a more classical approach, and still others will choose a Christian approach. The end results will vary. 

    To address Mr. Fraser's concerns about home school students being deprived socially is simply not true for a majority of home school students. Home school students interact with a wider variety of people, from old to young, in an array of social situations most public school kids do not. Although I do concede, Mr Fraser's assessment that home school students are not surrounded by differing points of view is true.  A home school parent must make a concerted effort to ensure a wide variety of opinions and view points are engaged, and this is perhaps the most difficult aspect of homeschooling beyond the elementary years.

  8. wychic profile image90
    wychicposted 7 years ago

    It's not a good fit for every family, but an excellent option for those who are willing to put the effort into really giving their kids what they need to excel. The idea that homeschoolers are isolated is, for the most part, completely untrue...there are a few exceptions, but these are mainly from parents who believe that "homeschooling" means "keep my kids at home and do nothing all day." I was homeschooled through middle school, and had much more interaction with a variety of people (varying ages, backgrounds, cultures, etc.) than in public school. Once I got to public school, the only people I ever got to interact with were my classmates and my handful of teachers. I have written a hub about the methods that were used in my schooling:

    As well as a couple of hubs for parents considering homeschooling:
    http://hubpages.com/hub/What-to-Conside … Homeschool
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Homeschooling-B … nd-Rewards

    Overall, I am extremely pleased with the homeschool education I received. The older I get, the more I realize just how much my mom's approach to our education prepared my sister and I for "the real world," and her emphasis on language arts was by far the most valuable of all. I've also spent the last couple of years working on the plan for my own kids' education, as I intend to homeschool them as well.

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    king214posted 7 years ago

    Depends how capable the teachers are(they might be ALOT more capable than some teachers i can thing of)