Essay On The Pros And Cons Of Homeschooling

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Every child has to attend school; however, for some students “normal” school may not be the best fit. Homeschooling – that is, parent-led home-based education – is an age-old traditional educational practice that a decade ago appeared to be cutting-edge and “alternative” but is now bordering on “mainstream” in the United States.Although it is commonly assumed that homeschooling can damage students socially, developmentally, and academically. Studies show this stereotype is inaccurate and home education has its merits. A common stereotype of homeschoolers is families who homeschool are highly religious and want to protect their children from the outside world. Although for some families that may be accurate. A large number of families would say that religious views is not the main reason they educate at home (Ray). Times have changed and people are seeing the merits of home education and are even beginning to see how, for certain students, it may be a better fit. Parents may decide to homeschool for a myriad of reasons, from the ability to customize or individualize the curriculum, creating a better learning environment for their …show more content…
This is an inaccurate perception, people choose to homeschool for numerous reasons. Not all students are the same, and for some homeschooling offers a better environment for students who have learning disabilities. Parents and students appreciate the flexibility that comes with homeschooling. It can be easily tailored to each student’s personal schedule, so that so they can focus on their talents. Many famous people were homeschooled, examples include, “Shaun White, Vanessa and Serena Williams, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake, Tim Tebow, Demi Lovato, Ryan Gosling, Selena Gomez, Chloë Moretz, The Jonas Brothers (

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