Essay about Homeschool Verses Public School

1150 Words Jul 1st, 2012 5 Pages
Rebecca Rosa
Compare and Contrast Essay Rough Draft
The great philosopher, Plato, once said, “Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.” This statement is so powerful. It is important to consider the individual educational needs of children when determining whether public school or home school is the best academic choice. We live in a country where we are blessed to take a step back and find the fit that suits our children the best.
Public school and home school offer very different learning environments. When assessing a child, one should consider what kind of
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Although home school parents have worked hard to keep their children academically and socially involved, the stereotype is still there. If a child is to be socially able to deal with situations, a child and parent must be involved in social situations. Most home school parents have their children involved in more social encounters and opportunities than the typical public schooled child. Home school children usually have home school learning groups that they attend and do other things within the community. Home school children have more time to volunteer and work on talents and abilities that they want to pursue. Public schools tend to not be academically ahead of home school children. Because of this, home schooled children are able to attend college sooner and move quickly through their education since the child sets the pace and they do not have to slow down for children that are not up to their speed in the classroom setting.
Choosing the best academic option for your child can be overwhelming. Fortunately, there are many resources available to parents to help educate and inspire. One of the first steps to take when finding the best option for your child is to have them tested. Some children learn well in a large classroom setting. Other children experiences learning delays because of the distractions. It could be as simple as finding a program that offers smaller classroom sizes. Other
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