Public School vs Home School

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Home School vs Public Education
Karmetris Levins Composition and Communication/155 02/22/2013

Home schooling clearly caters more to an individual's learning pace, style, and level. It eliminates the problem of bullying, and allows a student to express themselves without fear of ridicule or failure. However, evidence suggests that the lack of opportunity to learn problem-solving and conflict resolution skills can greatly hamper a student's social development. Adults who have been home schooled are more innocent and naïve, and emerging as an adult into a ruthless society can see them taken advantage of, if proper guidance is not undertaken. Statistics and standardized test scores prove that home schooled students are in general, better educated than their public schooled peers. There are many false assumptions about how home schooling works such as : only certain families and religious home school; All research indicates that not only are home schooled students generally just as well socialized and well adjusted, but they also participate in more social activities as students and adults.

Research also shows that the public schools are very often harmful to social skills and the ability to socialize. Home schooling gives the chance to be around a wider variety of people. Home schooled students are not limited to being around only those who live in the same school district and who were born in the same twelve month period. There are so many ways to socialize beyond the box that is public school. Statistics show that the average home schooled students participates in 3x the number of extracurricular activities over their public schools counterparts. Studies also show that home schooled students are more active in their community not only when they are home schooled but also once they enter college and/or the workforce. Students in traditional school settings are confined to a building/campus an average of 7.5 hours a day 180 days a year in school.

Such segregation greatly limits the number of and types of people that those in traditional school can socialize with on a regular basis. With public education you are spending money for your personnel education and the programming. With public schooling its better experience, great socializing skills. It depends on how the student's educational situation is. Home schooled people have the benefit of being taught at their own level, in their own time, and with the learning styles that suit them best. Public education allows for parents and children to have a break from each other. Home school students achievement test scores are exceptionally high. All public school students must take standardized tests. No home school students must take standardized tests. Comparing public education students to home school students is inherently flawed. One thing to keep in mind is public schools teach to the tests and are at an unfair advantage in that regard.

Public education schooling comes with a cost. Students are exposed to different races and backgrounds. Whether it is home schooling or public education, one is not better than the other. It depends on the student as well as the person that is going to teach. Some find that home schooling gives the student more access to learning from a different perspective. As with public education, there are certain rules that the student has to follow. Home school and Public education both have their benefits, as a home schooled student receives a customized curriculum and a student attending public education schools gets to interact more with peers. Weigh the differences between home schooling and public school with advice from a home schooled specialist. To choose a home schooling programs, find textbooks written specifically for home schooling that provide lesson plans and answer keys....
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