Homeschool Research Paper

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Ashley Walters
English 101
Mr. Alford
April 28, 2011
Home School
Education is an important aspect of a child's life even when they become an adult. Knowledge is the key to everything they accomplish in life so it is no surprise parents want the best for their children. Homeschool has more positive advantages than often recognized and overall is a better choice than public or private institutions. Flexibility, financial differences, and outside activities for your child make homeschooling an ideal choice.

Flexibility is one key element in the growing popularity of homeschooling. The adult as well as the child’s schedule becomes flexible with the use of this form of school. The child is not limited to the routine of sitting in a particular class for a specified amount of time and continuously switching classes throughout the day. Also, since the child isn’t reliant on the school calendar it allows their family to travel whenever they want. Not being bound by the school calendar also has another advantage such as not worrying about missing days of school. If the child is sick, making work up would be relatively simple and they would not have to struggle in the process. Also, children won’t be spending unnecessary time on homework because they will complete their overall work faster with the help of one-on-one instructional time. The completion of homework would happen during the child’s class time with little distraction. The parents could teach their children at their own pace which is usually faster than that of other institutions. (Moffat) “Public schools squander the best time in a family’s life. They rob the family of the time that could be spent together, learning, playing, and creating.” (Vital Speeches of the Day 1) Parents have the ability to be flexible with their children’s education in various ways. One of the most popular ways is being able to incorporate religion, for example, into the child’s daily routine effectively by the use of their...
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