Homeschooling Vs. Traditional Schooling Essay

1636 Words Dec 1st, 2016 7 Pages
Over the last few decades, homeschooling has become a feasible alternative to public and private school education. The homeschool movement began in the early 1970’s and has shown to be effective for many students and parents. At the time, homeschooling was not embraced or accepted by society and public school systems, so homeschooling families were given strict requirements in order to be given academic credit. Fortunately, since homeschooling has gained acceptance, the requirements for homeschooling have become less rigorous and homeschooling is now recognized as a legitimate approach to educating students. Although there are several problems and disadvantages of homeschooling compared to traditional schooling, there are also advantages of homeschooling that traditional schooling does not offer. A very common reason why many families decide to homeschool is because they dislike how most public and private school systems function. A study conducted by the U. S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics cited that 73% of parents are dissatisfied with the academic instruction available in local schools. Today, public and private education emphasizes the importance of standardized testing, high GPA’s, and the selective admission process in which it includes more than grades, but being active academically, socially, with extracurriculars, and volunteering. Modern school systems emphasize these ideals because the educational system focuses mainly on…

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