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    The Belton School District would benefit greatly from an alternative education program. Currently the Belton High School offers a credit recovery class, where students who are struggling can take or retake courses online. While the credit recovery program has shown to benefit some, its impact is not adequate. An alternative education program would be necessary for all K-12 students in the Belton School District. Alternative education is more than just sitting a student behind a computer. Alternative education gives students the opportunity to learn the skills that they so desperately need. Students who attend alternative education are given a safe and healthy learning environment. Alternative education has a low student to teacher ratio, which…

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    Earlier education enthusiasts of alternative education, John Dewey, and Francis Parker promoted the progressive educational movement, a movement that emphasized on the needs of the individual child. In addition, theorist like, Jean-Jacques, Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky, and Jerome Bruner, believed education should support a child’s natural growth although society influences the child’s development. The progressive movement of the 1940’s was replaced with significant historical events that…

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    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…

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    characteristics. It is believed that to achieve rigor and independent learning, four components need to be in place: (a) awareness, (b) learning partnerships, (c) informational processing, and (d) a community of learners and learning environments (Hammond, 2015). Upon the mentioned four components and these incorporated traits: (a) validations, (b) feedback, (c) affirmation, and (d) instructional conversation, the students will be ready for the educational process (Hammond, 2015). Diversity’s…

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    Intro Does homeschooling work as a good alternative to public schooling? In my and many other American 's opinion the answer is yes. Homeschooling has been around for a long time, but it has seen a major increase in participants in recent decades. According to the Home Education Research Institute “About 1.5 million students in the United States are home schooled.” and “There were about 300,000 students in 1990.” Homeschooling has been starting to become more mainstream than it was just a decade…

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    In “Homeschooling: A Personal Decision,” Karen White, journalist, presents an article in favor of home-schooling when students need for time for extra-curricular activities. Home-schooled children can be instructed by parents or other educators. Extra-curricular activities such as ballet require large amounts of practice time and home-schooling can provide a way to spend more time on these activities. While she persuasively argued that homeschooling allows ballet students to devote more time to…

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    their child; whether a specialized curriculum, or just at a different pace. But does the government need to regulate homeschooling? Homeschool has become a popular option for families, with many homeschoolers nationwide, as shown in this quote; “Today, the National Home Education Research Institute estimates that approximately 2,000,000 American children are being homeschooled” (ProQuest Staff). If that many students are being homeschooled, how could anyone tell if they are getting a proper…

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    reproduce these texts in any way they please. For instance, these books can be printed out and used in a small new homeschool that is low on cash but high in creativity. A solution presents itself. Homeschooling, also known as home education, is “ the education of children inside the home, as opposed to in the formal settings of a public or private school. Parents cite two main motivations for homeschooling their children” which is dissatisfaction with the local schools and the interest in…

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    When considering whether or not to homeschool, there are several ethical considerations that should be made in order to ensure the child acquires the best education he or she can have. There have been several arguments made about the strengths and limitations of homeschooling. For instance, homeschooled children often aren’t privy to the same social experiences as children enrolled in private or public schools. With homeschooling being so unevenly regulated from state to state, it is harder to…

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    Social Isolation or Education Game-Changer? At age 18, Alecia Faith Pennington decided to break free. Even though it was September, the heat was blistering in Texas and Faith felt it bright on her back as she jumped into her grandparents car. “This is it,” she thought, “this is the start of my new life.” Little did she know that freedom might be just as hard to find outside her childhood home. Faith was raised and homeschooled in a conservative household, and as well as being isolated from…

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