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...
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