27 Jun, 2021 07:34 PM

Do you think home schooling should be illegal?

It always seems to me, from examples that i have seen, that home schooled children suffer both socially and academically from being home schooled. I personally think it should be made illegal.

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27 Jun, 2021 07:35 PM

Well I dont think you have seen many examples and as with any group its harsh to judge the whole based on a few. Ive seen a few examples of kids in public schools that have sufferred socially and acadamically and even psychology but I wouldnt say that public schools should be made illegal as tha would be absurd and narrow minded. The public school system can fail some kids. In a classroom of 30 with one teacher, there will always be some kids who get left behind for a number of reasons. With home schooling you can tailor the lessons to the childs individual needs. There is a moderator who visits the home to check the children are being taught and in many cases that I know of, the homeschool kids are actually ahead of where they are supposed to be at because the parent is so concerned they arent doing enough that they actually do MORE than what they are supposed to.

I homeschool my son and along with his home studies that, he has extra curriculum activities away from the home nearly every day of the week. These provide him with social, physical and other skills as well as giving me a break. In the town I live in, homeschooling is a very important part of the community. We meet together and help one another out and the best thing is we have the peace of mind knowing tha our children are not being bullied, abused by teachers, or exposed to peer pressure. And because of this they have the freedom to learn at a pace that suits their individual needs, without the destractions and dangers that they often have to deal with at school. This is an opportunity that not every child can have, so to be homeschooled is a wonderful privaledge that I am so greatful that my children have. To make this illegal on the basis of a rumour that a minority are sufferring, would be a terrible shame, and very unfair on the majority of us who do it right.

Source(s): personal experience

27 Jun, 2021 07:35 PM

geez people can't you look at other questions? you are basically saying the same exact thing as other people and i have to say the same exact thing to you (for the like what 5th time?)

fine. you haven't seen very many examples have you. well you now have the priveldge of seeing a very good example of a homeschooler right here:

I am 14 yrs old and homeschooled since 6th grade. 

Academic wise: I've been going to community college since 8th grade. I'm planning on taking calculus next semester . I'm in the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Program. I took the SAT and ACT two years ago and beat the national average. And now I'm considering applying to Simon's Rock at Bard College (a liberal arts college for kids who just finished 10th/11 grade, I would be applying early) Think of it this way: If homeschooling was illegal i would be doing algebra 1. look how far i've gone.... : - )

Social wise: I wasn't necessarily bullied when I was in public school but I didn't have a lot of friends. Now I have PLENTY. I see my friends once or twice a week. but we communicate through email and facebook etc like a million times a day. I'm in several clubs (homeschool groups, guitar, community service project, youth group)

so there you go. I don't think I suffer from anything. Of course all homeschoolers are different. And I wont lie some homeschoolers do suffer socially and academically but the majority (i would say 85%) are all just fine. i hope you change your mind about homeschooling. its a crying shame that you think it should be made illegal....

27 Jun, 2021 07:35 PM

A big issue like this shouldn't be based on a couple of people you know. You ought to research further afield. I'm aware of homeschoolers who've been accepted into Ivy League colleges, so obviously not all homeschoolers are losers. Have you considered that these kids you know might have been shy or awkward even if they went to school? You can't tell me you've never met an introverted public schooled kid. Could it be that their parents are doing a crappy job and it's not homeschooling that is at fault, but lousy parenting? Could it be that they are behind in some subjects you study, but know heaps about subjects you haven't thought to ask about? Nobody is going to tell you that you learn everything you'll ever need to know at school.

Have you tried looking at pro-homeschooling material for success stories? Or have you decided it's bad and are only willing to consider evidence that supports your view?

I was public schooled and suffered both socially and academically. If I was to be simplistic, I would say that is proof that public schools should be made illegal. Of course that would be stupid, because public schools suit some children and some families. Don't make the mistake of considering public school to be the pinnacle of what education can be.

27 Jun, 2021 07:35 PM

How many examples have you seen? I know from personal experience that I certainly did not. My social life is more active than it ever could have been when I was wasting seven hours out of the day trapped in a classroom instead of in the real world, and academically...well, my SAT scores and the fact that I'm going to graduate high school in April and already be more than half the way to my associates degree should say enough about that. Then of course there's the fact that I was able to study a lot of things not even offered in our local public schools like programming and robotics. I know a lot of public schoolers that I met through my public schooled friends who are graduating with their class this year but are still barely able to read, write and do basic math. These same individuals are so socially inept, having only learned to socialize in the school setting with people who are exactly their age rather than in the real world, that there's no way they're going to be able to handle college life...or life in general for that matter. I'm in a homeschool group with about five hundred or so members, and most of the homeschoolers I have met are well educated high achievers with very active social lives like myself. Many of these individuals have already proven that they're ready for college and the work force by being admitted to a nearby State College's Early Admissions program and doing well both socially and academically, or by holding down part time jobs while not neglecting their other responsibilities. As for being ready for the real world...well, they LIVE IN IT. So by comparing the two here and based only on the examples I've seen or read about, it looks more like public school should be illegal.

27 Jun, 2021 07:36 PM

Apparently you have seen only the examples that you want to see.

Homeschool students score better on state standardized test, ACT, SAT etc. Homeschool students make it to the national level in national contest (Scripts spelling B, National Geographic Geography B etc) at  a higher percentage than public school students.

How does is that "suffering" academically?

As for socially...the only study that addresses this shows just the opposite of what you have said.

The proof is out there. You just don't see it because you do not want to see it.