Homeschooling Is An Effective Education

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Mahatma Gandhi once said "There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.” Homeschooling has evolved into a popular and fast growing alternative to traditional schooling. In 2003, there was an estimated of 1.1 million homeschooled children, and in 2007 homeschooling had continued to grow to over 1.5 million. Opponents of the homeschooling method argue that parents are not as qualified to educate their children as teachers are; therefore, their children will not measure up to the academic level of traditionally schooled children. Additionally, they argue that homeschooled children will not be on the same social level as children in regular schools and will lack adequate social skills for the real…show more content…
Finally, other studies say that parents who home school are spending too much time with their kids and are "swaddling" them. (Jeub) Homeschooling disproves all the arguments above. Jeub affirms that parents are not their child 's main educator, but their child learns independently because of his desire to learn. No matter how qualified parents are, homeschooled children have proven to excel academically. Also, homeschooling allows children to learn at their own pace. Every curriculum is designed for a specific child. Individualized learning allows all children 's needs to be met. Homeschooling gives freedom to learn at their own level unlike public schools, where every child must learn a set curriculum in order to keep up with the class. In response to the argument that homeschooled children spend too much time with their parents, they actually have positive relationships with their parents and other adults in the community. Instead of looking at adults as disciplinarians, many view adults as their mentors as their jobs, other home school parents, or family friends. Lisa Revero adds that homeschooling provides an environment for the family to learn and live together harmoniously and frequently unlike a traditionally schooled family where spending family time is often rare. Life revolves around jobs, endless carpools, sports games, and play practice, leaving little time for the family to
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