Why Is Homeschooling A Better Source Of Socialization

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Homeschooling and Socialization
Over the past years there has been an argument that homeschooling is a better source of socialization for children. The homeschooling community places very interesting arguments in the matter. Socialization is known as an interaction between people and organizations, institutions, and processes of society. Socialization deals with interacting with one’s family, peers, or school as agents of society.
Theodore Roosevelt once said, “To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.” A lot of homeschoolers share this feeling when it comes to public schools. Homeschool parents believe that violence, drugs, and peer pressure have created an environment not suitable for their children and
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If a person homeschools their children, that is one of the first things they will tell you. Also, not every child will succeed by being homeschooled. Many homeschool parents do not want to have other children in their homes, trying to teach them. All children are not the same, whether being homeschooled are not. People still have the same expectations for children’s social encounters no matter what kind of schooling they have.
This article makes very valid points, but I do not agree with it. I think it should be up to the parent to make the choice, until the child is able to make his/her own decision on where they would like to go to school. Children are still being socialized in public schools by their teachers, peers, and administrators. Socialization is easier to come by in schools when they are around a large variety of people. If one is homeschooled their whole life, when getting to college it will be a difficult transition.
Parents do not always have the option of homeschooling their children. It costs more money to homeschool a child compared to sending them to a public school. Also, parents do not have the time to homeschool their children and have an occupation. They are having to work their other jobs to provide for the family. Some parents are not educated enough to teach their child the specified curriculum at

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