Home Schooling vs. Public Schooling “A great debate exists in the realm of child rearing and education, and both sides are equally passionate” (Livestrong). Some believe that homeschooling is the best way to control what your child learns, and allow him the freedom of learning and expression. More than 90% of K-12 students attend public schools in America. Some firmly believe that traditional schools offer benefits and social experiences that should not be missed. The public school system is often the first place parents consider for educating their child. This essay will cover the pros and cons on both public schools and homeschooling. “A public school’s general curriculum and program are established by the state. Standardized testing results, along with other statistical measures about attendance ad graduation rate, provides states with information about the performance of each school. Schools that don’t meet state minimum requirements allow students to enroll in a public school in another zone or district” (Evans). “Public schooling has trained teachers who are well equipped with the knowledge of teaching a wide range of subjects” (Rayfield). Public schools all offer students a variety of coursework options to prepare for more than just college. Not everyone will attend college. Most public schools have career training curriculums as well as business oriented educational paths. “A public school provides students with the ability to learn about people of different backgrounds and cultures. Students receive an education in a school system filled with diversity. Public schools have students who are middle class and poor. There are students of all different ethnicities. Children have the opportunity to have a wide and diverse group of friends, which is often not the case in a private school”(Keefer) Justina Miller
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Several other positives on public schools are free school bus...