Homeschooling And Public School

1187 Words 5 Pages
Everyone can agree that an adolescent’s education is one of the most important aspects of their childhood. Deciding whether one should send their child to public school or homeschool is a crucial decision. There are many reasons one would decide not to send their kids to public school with the way they are run these days. Homeschooling can give parents the ability to mold their child’s education effectively to their learning style. Although homeschooling requires lots of time and effort from parents, it gives kids that one on one time that public schools can 't provide because of lack of funding, overcrowding and under staffing.
Therefore, let us take a look into what homeschooling really is and some history on why traditional public schools
…show more content…
Many people think of Christians when they reflect about the homeschool movement, but according to experts, it is really hard to stamp the movement as a whole. According to Helen Cordes, a homeschool advocate, "home schoolers unquestionably comprise every political stripe imaginable." The movement had many different thoughts and ideas on homeschooling, but together, they were able to achieve what they wanted as a whole. Among them were the parents that adapted the anticurriculum philosophy of the leftist education reformer, John Holt. “Holt 's more lenient approach to educating children—which is often referred to as unschooling, deschooling, eclectic schooling, organic schooling or relaxed home schooling—has greatly increased in popularity in recent years,” according to the National Home Education Research Institute (“Home …show more content…
One of those reasons, is that they are dissatisfied with the American school systems academic instruction. In standardized tests, homeschoolers typically score 15 to 30 percentile points above public school students whose average is the 50 percentile (Ray). Homeschoolers average in the 86 percentile and this has little or no change in regards of the parent’s income, educational background and how much an average homeschool family spends annually ("Homeschooled: How American Homeschoolers Measure Up"). On top of standardized test, public schools often are lacking in other areas as well, particularly in urban areas. “By the end of the eighth grade, U.S. students are two years behind in math compared to their peers in other countries.” As well as two out three eighth graders can’t read proficiently according to statistics in 2011 ("Our public education system is in deep distress"). These statistics are a sad reality to how the public school system is failing many students, parents and

Related Documents