28 Jun, 2021 11:38 AM

Do you think homeschooling should be illegal?

I believe the idea of homeschooling is unnecessary, and I do not think it should be legal. Children who are home schooled often to not get the proper education that they will need in the real world. They are sheltered, and cut off from society. In this day and age, you need a college degree to be prepared to get a job. I know that home schooled children can go to college, but their choices are much more limited than a child who went to public or private schooling. Some people fear the idea of public school as being harsh or unsafe, however, there is still private school from which they could receive an education. Home schooled children generally have too much of an emotional bond with their parents to be able to healthily adjust to the real world. They also don't get the cultural experience from going to public school, which I think is important to the world today. These are just my opinions, feel free to correct me or disagree with me.

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28 Jun, 2021 11:38 AM

Like people have said; your statistics are far from true.

I'll admit, I don't like homeschooling for me personally, but others succeed and flourish in a homeschooling environment. And there are co-ops, meet and greets, drama clubs, college classes, etc., that homeschooled kids can take for socialization. Now, for me, I wanted to go back to a traditional school because I need to be surrounded by people my age and higher/lower on a regular basis. I have different social needs than others, I guess. Homeschooling almost zapped my social skills away in the first two years! But for those who don't need socialization as much as I do, they love and appreciate homeschooling. As for whether or not it should be illegal, no. It shouldn't be.

28 Jun, 2021 11:39 AM

Absolutely not.  As  a child i was homeschooled up to third grade and knew when i went into public school, i knew more than everyone else.  It gives you a solid foundation for the rest of your school.  I think you are better off going into public school before highschool so you learn how to function around other kids your age.  I have been at the top of my class ever since entering into public school and i am know in highschool.   Who wants their five year old child to be all alone without them.  I think its better if you are homeschooled because it gives you one on one learning and you will look foward to going into public school instead of dreading going to school.  I still like school and believe homeschool should absolutely be legal.

28 Jun, 2021 11:39 AM

Your opinions show that you know nothing about homeschooling.  And what kind of "cultural experience," exactly, do you think kids get in public school?  They are put in groups of children of the same age and often discouraged from interacting with older or younger students.  I don't exactly call that cultural experience.  Most homeschool kids I know are MUCH more cultured than public or private school kids because they are able to do more things like going to museums, plays, or symphonies that their public schooled counterparts don't have time for, and are able to interact with a wider variety of people, not just those the same age and from the same part of town.  Nowhere in the real world are you grouped in with only 28-year-olds, for example.  You will always have to deal with people of different ages and walks of life in the real world, why make them wait until they are done with high school to start?

Homeschooling is really what the family makes of it, and most families I know that homeschool have done an excellent job and have very intelligent, cultured children.  And as for opportunities, here are the previously homeschooled kids I know:  One is an RN, one is graduating soon with a degree in Music Education, one just graduated from WESTPOINT, and another is working in public health in Africa.

28 Jun, 2021 11:39 AM

It has been awhile since I've answered questions in this section of Y!A but I  think I need to give you an answer.

I work in the public schools and our son is homeschooled.  Kids are kids.   They are all different.

The idea of homeschooling is very necessary and will even more necessary as more people are understanding the value of an education that is created for their individual child.   Homeschooling is easy in this age of technology.   There is no excuse for anyone not being educated because the resources are here.   

The idea that children  must be educated with a group of children their own age is outdated.  Even the public schools are realizing and making steps to offer educational choices other than 30 students sitting at desks, listening to  lectures and doing work-sheets.   The cultural experience that you speak of is  very controlled in the public schools.  I think the freedom to experience the various cultures is more enriching when experienced in the real world.

We live in a rural part of the south.   We have cars, telephones,  libraries, community sports, homeschool groups, civic groups, and many other avenues for communicating and experiencing social life.