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    schools became the custom. Homeschooling is simply, educating one’s child at home rather than in a formal traditional setting. Educating your child at home use to be part of the norm, back in 1840, 45% of children were taught at home or by tutors. Public schooling however, only became popular because of state compulsory laws that started in Massachusetts in 1852 ("Homeschooled: How American Homeschoolers Measure Up"). Without mandatory public schooling, one may wonder if homeschooling would have ever declined like it did. Likewise, parents didn’t really start to question the methods and results of public schooling again until the 1950s or 60s. After many years and lots of effort, all states finally legalized homeschooling in 1993. Therefore, homeschooling saw a huge growth pattern after that year of 15-20% annually and keeps growing today. In 2010 there were 2.04 million homeschoolers in the United States alone "Homeschooled: How American Homeschoolers Measure Up."), which is an increase of 75% from 1999 (College at Home). The homeschool movement has been on a rise for many decades now and according to homeschooling expert Patricia Lines, it is "one of the most significant social trends of the past half century" (“Home Schooling”). Consequently, why are so many parents opting for teaching their children at home instead of a traditional public school setting? Firstly, let’s look into what exactly the homeschool movement was in depth. Many people think of Christians when they…

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    is a method for parents to teach their children on an individual grade level. Some would say the parents that home school his or her children are being over protective. However, homeschooling is growing at a very fast pace. Homeschooling gives the student a better overall education, plus a lifetime of great values. Furthermore, they do not have to deal with bullying and peer pressure that often comes with public school. What is homeschooling and what can parents expected out of it. …

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    Has homeschool affected them negatively, positively or no difference at all? From my research homeschooled children, that turn into adults are typically involved with the community and civic service, attend college, provide for their basic needs and able to function with other members of society without violating their rights just as well as non-homeschooled adults. According to Brian D. Ray Ph.D., homeschool proponent and founder of NHERI (National Home Education Research Institute) a nonprofit…

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    Homeschooling, also known as home education, involves the education of children at home instead of receiving education at a traditional private or public school. According to Bauman (2011), many students are schooled at home and the number in the United States is growing at 15 to 20 percent per year. It is a system in which parents prefer their children to be educated at home and argue that it is more beneficial for them. There are those who advocate homeschooling, while there are some skeptics…

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    such as clubs or sports allow children to find their interests and discover what makes them happy. Parents already have an important role in a child’s life, they shouldn’t take on the role of teacher as well. While it is encouraged for parents to teach some things to their child, like reading and speaking, teaching school curriculums isn’t beneficial. In the long run homeschool children will have a harder time with social interactions because they weren’t exposed to many social events as…

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    Public school follows a strict curriculum, rules and schedule. Independent schooling usually has more room for adjustments to these factors. Most parents that homeschool teach different things than what can be learned in public school, like religion and special needs education, as shown in the data in this quote; “According to a recent Fraser Institute study based on provincial data for every independent school Canada, the remaining 95 per cent of independent schools in Alberta are…

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    is essentially religion-based, believing public schools have a secular humanist philosophy without strong Christian values”. He continues to state “they have a strong concern for their children 's moral, ethical, and spiritual development, and feel public schools fail to take religion seriously”. These students also reap the benefit of being taught about real life issues, and having easy access to their instructor for extra assistance with a difficult subject. Despite this, Homeschoolers are…

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    what materials they have supplied to their child. There are some great parents out there that do teach their child the standards, but others just do the bare minimum and do not challenge their child enough. In wanting a quality education and having your child pushed to succeed, Mencarini 2 Evie Hudak’s article “Public Education Is Preferable to Home Schooling”, she stresses the importance of well-qualified teachers. “The most important reason public schools provide an excellent education is…

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    As an 8th grade student, the decision of choosing what high school to pick can be a big step or even challenging, but what if homeschooling could be a decision for kids that want to learn one-on, or kids that want to learn more than just the standards that are taught at regular school setting. For some students, its very challenging to learn with fifteen or so students. There are some kids that want learn what they will actually learn in the real world and not stuff that will never help them in…

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    educated so, they outsourcing the church curriculums. However, other parents make an intensive combination for their childe by using both the normal school’s curriculums with the online materials. most of the public school’s students only rely on what they study in the school without give themselves the chance to obtain more knowledge from external curriculums as homeschoolers. That in turn, make the homeschoolers are better students with variety skills and ability of thinking than other peers…

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