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Home Schools V.S. Public Schools

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Home Schools V.S. Public Schools

How would your life be different if you were home schooled? Perhaps you were. If not though, do you think that you would be on the same academic path that you are on now? In the case of Evenstar Perez, it made her life very different. Evenstar started out going to a public school from first grade through fifth, but it wasn’t until she entered into sixth grade that she began to be home schooled. Evenstar mentioned, “At first the transition was difficult because I was so used to the public schools system of doing things, but later I became better adapted.” When asked what advantages she felt she gained from her home school experience, Evenstar replied, “A lot.” She then went on to explain how she got ahead of students her age at public schools; “I got way ahead in my math classes. While most students in my grade at public schools were taking algebra, I was taking geometry.” Evenstar had the ability to experience both a public school and home school educational experience and stated that the home school experience allowed for more personal time and individual attention. She explained, “There is more time to study, you can work at your own pace, and you can get more done in the home school environment.” It becomes clear through talking with Evenstar that home schooling had a positive impact on her life.

Presently in America, there are 1.5 million students who participate in home schooling. This amount constitutes for about 2.8% of all of the students that do not attend either a private or public school for the grades K-12 (Cai 1). It has been, and continues today, to be an ongoing debate over whether home schooling or public schooling offers a better education for a student. Ther...

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