Essay on Should Homeschooling Be Homeschooled Or Private School?

807 Words Mar 21st, 2016 4 Pages
How many students are homeschooled in the United States? In 2010, the United States had approximately 308,745,538 people, and of that 53,980,105 were between the ages of five and seventeen (Population Clock). According to the National Center for Educational Statistics it states, “approximately 3% of the school-age population was homeschooled in 2012.”
Homeschooling means that there has to be a parent who is a stay at home parent, and not many parents are willing to do that (Khilawala). Students who are homeschooled need someone who can be there to teach them everything they need to know. Homeschooling needs more attention than going to a public or private school. There are many reasons why students should not be homeschooled, including being alone, and not having many people to talk to, not expanding socially.
Not wanting to have a child be homeschooled is very understandable. Not being able to be in an actual school can be really different than being in one. Being in a school means more time to socialize, and more time to get to know your teacher and interact in group projects which help you grow socially and cognitively. Some students who get pulled out of school to be homeschooled can struggle just as much as being pulled out of your home school into a new school. Homeschool could in a way lead to the child feeling lonely, but so can schools, correct?
Homeschooling is a great thing also though, because you are not as distracted by as in school. I went to public school,…

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