The Benefits of Home Schooling Essay

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Advantages of Home Schooling

Home schooling was developed out of the desire to give students an opportunity to have a more personal, one-on-one relationship with their teachers and have a chance to learn at their own pace without being left behind by their fellow students. It was also designed to give the parents more of an opportunity to be involved in their child’s education by supervising the classes, getting to know the teachers on a personal basis, and having the flexibility to change class times and not worry about their child missing important information if they cannot be in class on a certain day. Although home schooling is considered by some to do more harm than good, especially with respect to the student’s socialization
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Other religious organizations advocating home schooling organize social events to encourage fellowship and support for home schooling. (Withrow 1998-2002)

Home schooling is very conducive to convenience in scheduling with a parent, particularly one who telecommutes to work rather than leaves the house. In this situation, a parent can be more involved in their child’s learning. In addition, they can always be home to oversee their children’s education: how they are performing on tests and assignments; how well they get along with the teacher; how successful the teacher is and what kind of person they are. Other advantages to home schooling include flexible class times and days. Planning a vacation is much easier for a family with children who are home schooled since classes can be rescheduled rather than simply missed and work made up. This scheduling flexibility helps eliminate the possibility of a child being left behind his or her classmates. (Smith 2002)

There have been many efforts to improve education in America. There is no doubt that gap exists between academic achievement by race and class. Those living in urban areas suffer from poor quality education because they lack resources. In 2002, President Bush signed into law the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, also known as the “No Child Left Behind” Act. The intention of this act is to ensure that all children meet the requirements for reading and math, which will close the gap

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