Children Of The School Age

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Every child of school age, 5-18 years, in the United States, is required to be in an educational program. Making decisions for one’s self or for the wellbeing of another may require good common sense, research and knowledge in order to settle on what is best. One important decision that most people will have to make for themselves or another is about learning. Knowledge, behaviors, skills, values and preferences are all associated with learning and may be acquired through education. In our world today there are many ways to get an education: public school, private school, charter school, homeschool, etc. Per the National Center for Education Statistics, for the fall of 2016, about 50.4 million students attend public elementary and secondary schools. An average of $11,732 per pupil in public schools is spent from taxpayers. School aged children are expected by truancy laws, to be in attendance unless their family has chosen another option. Another popular option for families is to homeschool their student). Homeschool is a parent-led home-based education. Per research by Brian D. Ray, Ph.D., there are about 2.3 million home-educated students in the United States. An average of $600 per student in homeschool is spent by families for their education. There are many advantages and disadvantages to a student being enrolled in homeschool or public school but the overriding goal for either is to create a learning experience to educate children. The learning
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