Children Taken Out Of School And Taught At Home : Homeschooling

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Children Taken Out of School and Taught At Home: Homeschooling
Homeschooling involves children of school age no longer attending a public or private "brick and mortar" school system. The child/children often are taught by a parent/parents or tutor. There are an estimated 1.7 million students today learning at home. However, some experts say this number is even higher due to not all states requiring accountability for a homeschooled children. Be that as it may, it is still a drastic increase from 850,000 in 1999.(Aasen) Each homeschooler is taught at his/her level of learning. Among the realm of homeschooling, there are different options and styles of teaching available for the child. Some of those options allow the children to learn in a public setting, online classroom and even participate within a public school setting for sports, music or speech therapy. These concepts gives parents choices on how they want their child to learn. "The one-size-fits all model is especially unappealing to parents of children who are "special" in some way…"(Miller, 3) Homeschooling positively effects children by giving them greater self-esteem, providing them with a safe environment to learn, and generally improving their test scores when compared to children in the public system.
Children with homeschooling backgrounds, often have a higher self-esteem. For the reason that, when a child is homeschooled they are given guidelines, goals to reach and then time to work towards those at their…

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