Homeschooling And Its Impact On Children 's Education

1342 WordsDec 13, 20166 Pages
Acclaimed anthropologist Margaret Mead once commented "My grandmother wanted me to have an education, so she kept me out of school." More and more children are being homeschooled because some parents feel that traditional public schools have a one-size-fits-all approach to education. Homeschooling and unschooling allow parents to take a personal interest in their children’s education and allows them to tailor the curriculum to their child’s interests and abilities. Homeschooling also allows students to have increasing agency in their own education and to discover that learning is not something to be feared. Another benefit of homeschooling is flexibility. Parents do not have to school calendar issues for vacations and are able to relocate without impacting their children’s education. Homeschooling can beneficial for students for a variety of benefits: from providing children with a stronger curriculum, to giving them a safer educational environment, and to having high academic achievement with subsequently stronger college admissions. In American society, there is an urgent need that is not being met: a quality education for our nation’s children. In fall 2016, about 50.4 million students will attend public elementary and secondary schools. An additional 5.2 million students are expected to attend private elementary and secondary schools (Redford, Battle and Bielick). From humble origins in a one-room schoolhouse, American Education has grown into a behemoth that is
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