Public School vs. Homeschooling

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Hannah Clark Professor Kurk English 1301.09 December 1, 2014 Repercussions of Homeschooling (revised) The number of children being homeschooled has grown in recent years. Many people erroneously believe that there will be repercussions if they homeschool their children, but there aren’t any. From K-9th grade, I was homeschooled along with my six other siblings. My freshman year, however, my parents chose to enroll me in public school. Homeschooling has proven an educational option, which has yielded great results for many families. Overall these children will be equally or better prepared socially and academically, when they start on their higher education. The strongest oppositions to homeschooling that I hope to refute are that children who are homeschooled tend to be socially awkward, because they are said to be “isolated from the rest of the world” as I have often heard. Another common misconception is that children who are homeschooled are not ready for higher education, whether it is going to high school or college. Lastly, children have too much flexibility in their schedules and tend to not spend an adequate amount of time solely on school work. People who are opposed to homeschooling usually only have these oppositions because they have little or no knowledge on the subjects. The first myth is that people, who are homeschooled, do not have enough social interaction with other children causing them to be socially awkward. This is because people who don’t have much association with homeschoolers and believe they are isolated from the rest of the world, when really they aren’t. Children who are homeschooled have many opportunities to interact with other children of all ages and other adults. The opportunities come from programs and groups such as homeschool co-ops, sports, 4-H activities and more. Co-ops offer families, who
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