WRT 101-Section 055
25 March 2013
Home Schooling: is it a good idea?
Many parents have often poundered on which type of educational setting would be best for their children. The most common way for children to receive their basic K-12 education is by attending a public school. However, there is one very different option, home schooling. The advantages of home schooling are starting to be realized by more and more parents every year, by the growing # of children being home schooled. So, are there advantages to home schooling? With today’s society, this seems to be growing truer all the time. Of course, there seems to be many more advantages to teaching children from home, versus sending them to a public school.
The home schooling process seems to be much more efficient than that of public schools. Lawrence Hardy of American School board Journal asked Yvonne Bunn, a home schooling mom, to comment on her thoughs of how home schooling matched up with that of a public school, academically. Ms. Bunn replied saying, “Acadmeically, homeschooling is like a tutorial, one-one relationship. That is every teacher’s dream.” (18). She went on to comment about how she thinks home schooling is “quickest, most comprehensive way of covering a subject”. (18). Home schooling seems to be best way to speed up the learning process because of the lack of the students. Ms. Bunn told of how one of her daughters was able to complete the entire her Kindergarten curriculm before Xmas, and this was in just two hours of school a day. She described how this is possible by saying, “We accomplish the curriculum in two hours a day because we are not lining up, we are not dealing with troublemakers in the classroom” (18).
Many people feel as if the sheltered environment of learning in the home will often hurt a child when he or she decides to hurt when he or she decides to leave home to purse a college education....