What are the 10 drawbacks of homeschooling instead of enrolling a child in a traditional system of
education which prepares children for real life?
"The ten drawbacks" smacks of sensationalism and misinformation.
Main drawbacks include potential learning shortfalls in important subjects covered in public school, unconventional attitude toward conformance and/or difficulty maintaining ordinary social interaction, divide between prototypical assessments resulting from shared, structured experience and dearth of situated encumbrances instilling attenuated freedom.
In my opinion the only potential major drawback is the parents not being able to educate their children well enough in the various subjects to prepare them for college. However if parents are dedicated to a curriculum anything is possible. There have been several instances of "home schooled" children going to Harvard and other prestigious colleges. This is a 1989 article. http://www.thecrimson.com/article/1989/ … t-harvard/
The following article claims that in 1999 home school students scored 72 points above the national average on the SAT. http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/h … ds-future/
Having said that not all parents or students are "equal" in their ability to teach or learn. Nevertheless it's understandable that a student that gets undivided attention from a teacher is likely do better than one who is in a class with 30-35 other students.
Another major concern people often cite is the lack of "socialization" with other children or absence of school functions. However home school children have access to organized events such as Home School Sports Net which lists various sports teams. http://www.hspn.net/news4hspn.asp?i=-1#AboutUs
In addition people can always enroll their children in little league, girl scouts, boy scouts, boys/girls clubs, soccer, theatre and music classes if they desire. The following site list proms for home schooled teens by state. http://a2zhomeschooling.com/teens/proms_homeschoolers/
However at this point they are not set up in every state. Needless to say with some research there are ways for home schooled children to have a well rounded educational and social experience.
The biggest drawback is in the ability of the parent to teach and seriously dedicate their time to educate their children. It also takes money to afford having one parent stay at home to teach.
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