Homeschooling or Public Education

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Homeschooling or Public Education In discussions of homeschooling, a controversial issue is whether homeschooling offers the same benefits as public schooling. While some argue that it is not necessary to have public schooling, others contend that public schooling is more beneficial to the child. The main goal is to put the child in an environment where they can flourish to become self-sufficient adults. Although homeschooling provides an exceptional education under controlled circumstances, every American child should receive two years of public schooling before graduating from high school. Home schooling is defined “First, it defined the age category primary and or secondary education. Second it specified that parents were the primary and or secondary education. Second it specified that parents were the primary teachers. Third, it stated where the process normally occurred (i.e., in the home)” (Romanowski, Michael H). In the new era homeschooling has become more popular over the years. It allows the parent to become the role of a teacher. The home becomes the school, and depending on how many sibling the child has; they become their classmates. By subjecting children to this life style, it becomes all that they know. Children need to interact with other children their age for many different reasons. The parent is making the child become dependent on them. Allowing the child to experience a public school setting lets the child understand the rights and wrongs of society, and understand the concept of teambuilding. Parents believe that if they are the teacher and their home is the school; that the child is in the best and most safe environment. Trying to learn at a home setting can be comfortable but at the same time it can be a big distraction. The child can get up and do things that they would not be allowed to do at home (i.e. eat text and possibly sleep).

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