Education Is The Most Powerful Weapon

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Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Miriam-Webster dictionary defines education as the knowledge, skill, and understanding that you get from attending a school, college, or university. In today’s society, education is dispensed and received through different forms: campus-based, internet-based, distance, and home education. Home education or homeschool means a nonpublic school conducted primarily by the parent, guardian or other person having custody of a child. Though all states in the United States permit parents to homeschool, some states (such as California) require homeschoolers to register as private schools, while others (such as Pennsylvania) require children that are homeschooled to take standardized tests when they reach third, fifth, and eighth grades. It is the responsibility of the homeschooler to know and comply with all the requirements of the state in which he or she resides. The purpose of this article is to educate the reader on homeschooling of children in childhood developmental stage (Age three to twelve): its background, benefits, and position in today’s society, the reasons why parents opt for it, its impact on children socialization, and the difference in performance and behaviors among children in traditional school and those who are homeschooled. Homeschooling: Back to the Future? January 7, 1998, is a well-researched article written by Isabel Lyman, co-director of Harkness Road High
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