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Originally posted by human8
I think to me the Pros would be freedom of choice.
The Cons would be it will be much more challenging.
That being said, who's responsibility is it to educate our children?
I personally feel that to put your own freedom and duty below some blanket
"best-for-the-children" concept put forward by the state is insane.
I'll take that responsibility.
Originally posted by asmeone2
reply to post by MrBigDog1974
Thanks for your reply, I do have some questions to ask you:
1. Can you clarify what you meant when you said you didn't like the school environment? Are you talking about the general education setup or something more specific? Was it religiously motivated?
2. How much to you consider what subjects your children like or excell at when you do your lesson plans? Do you focus especially at the subjects they lag behind on to compensate, or do you concentrate more on what they like in order to further that intrest?
3. How do you feel about homeschoolers who don't keep a schedule? Do you think this is laziness or merely another approach?
Originally posted by ScienceDada
reply to post by asmeone2
I have 4 children. I have home-schooled them all, and all have attended public schools.
There are a few issues that are really core:
1. Public schools are artificial environments that do not map well to real life
2. Governmental control over the children is what homeschooling prevents; enforcing regulations strikes at the heart of the movement
Public schools are probably great for many kids, especially whose parents are too busy having careers to get involved. But governmental control over private families is inappropriate in most cases, and I consider it harassment that educational "experts" think they can tell me how to parent or what is best for my kids. Period. It is an issue of control.
I would say that Homeschooled children are by-and-large better adjusted for real life because they see the decadence and inequities in society for what they are, and are given a foundation and values that bulid families. It is almost completely superior.
That being said, homeschooling is a lot of work. If you are not up to the challenge, then send your kids to a school in which you can work to fix most of the problems that the school causes in your kids, and they *may* turn out ok.
when your kids get out of your house, they're still going to have to work to support themselves (and probably go to college to learn to do that.)
Not every parent is fortunate enough to have the financial option of staying home with their children to teach them,
I see where you are going here, but I would argue that the homeschooling setting is actually more unrealistic. Public school much more closely resembles a work environment than does homeschooling, and when your kids get out of your house.
I'm not arguing for government control... Refer to the OP for clarification on what exactly I mean by that.
Public schools are probably great for many kids, especially whose parents are too busy having careers to get involved... It is an issue of control.
That's a bit condescending.
I would say that Homeschooled children are by-and-large better adjusted for real life
There are two sides to this, you know. Not everyone who goes to home school turns out "better off." A great majority of the people who go to public school come out of it just fine, as well.