Homeschooling Self-Learning Or Self Defeating

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Home Schooling:
Self-learning or Self-defeating?
Some parents have become so dissatisfied with the public school system that there has been a growing interest in homeschooling around the world. More and more parents have chosen homeschooling for their children. Specifically, it is currently estimated that more than million children are schooled at home in United States for or disdain towards the public school system (qtd. in Lebeda 99). However, there have been controversial debates over the legality of homeschooling. Some parents believe that homeschooling is more effective way of education which should continue to exist as an alternative to public education while others view homeschooling pessimistically and they have argued against the legality
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For example, some students are homeschooled to concentrate on developing an athletic skills or artistic talent. This is mainly because for those such as athletes, musicians or actors, homeschooling provides the flexibility of time management. As Benjamin Franklin who was a prestigious politician of U.S. said “genius without education is like silver in the mine”, special education for gifted children is a significant element and most of the genius in history quitted schools for development of competencies. In his case study of Kate and Shawn, Robert Schultz states that home education is beneficial for all students but “especially for the nebulous, often neglected, underachieving gifted and talented students” (203). Due to the fact that public education system which is standardized downward may not offer appropriate learning opportunities to genius, it is an option for the latter to avoid public school which might destroy the their creativity and …show more content…
According to Mayberry, the majority of public school educator surveyed believed homeschooled children do not receive sufficient education (126). Although effective time management is the key to success in homeschooling, it seems unlikely for homeschooling parents to force their children to do work on time managements and responsibilities by having a structured schedule. As a result, the students with homeschooling might fail to catch up to standardized curriculum which may be followed by the lower levels of academic

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