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Homeschooling Benefits

Alex was homeschooled from first to twelfth grade and never once desired to go to public school. He was very happy with the academic freedom homeschooling provided. Not only was he able to choose what he wanted to learn, but he got to spend as much time as he needed on a subject and was not forced to wait for others once he mastered it. Rather than him relying on a lecture to introduce the material and clarifying it in the textbooks, he was challenged to understand ideas, events, and data on his own. Homeschooling forced him to think for himself and to apply himself since he was not able to copy and not spoon-fed the material (Larabell). All of these factors positively impact the academic performance of homeschooled children. There has…show more content…
When put in a classroom of several students with a wide range of abilities, not all of the students can receive the attention and assistance they need from that teacher. Many of the students find it frustrating that the teachers cannot give the individualized attention they feel they need to succeed because the pace at which a student learns is different with everyone. In the article, Isabel Lyman includes a study done by Raymond Moore which states that “[...] hyperactivity, nearsightedness, and dyslexia, were often the result of prematurely taxing a child’s nervous system and mind with continuous academic tasks, like reading and writing”(“Homeschooling”). At home education allows children to start school when they are mentally ready. It also allows them to move at a comfortable pace which will help them to perform academically well. It is hard for a student who is struggling to keep up with students that are excelling, if they never get the personal attention and flexibility they need to move at their own pace. Homeschooling allows every individual struggling, to keep working on it until they fully understand and master that basic skill or concept before going to a more advanced one. With students who are excelling, they are not forced to wait for others who are…show more content…
In public school, they are required to take a certain curriculum, not allowing the students to exceed in what they are good at. The government schools cram all of this information in the student’s head from many different subjects, expecting them to show amazing academic performance, but that is not the case. In the article, Drenovsky and Cohen argue that “the traditional structures of mass public schooling has been criticized for leaving many children behind while instilling a hidden curriculum of blind obedience to authority” (“The Impact of Homeschooling”). When students are homeschooled, parents may customize the child’s curriculum to where they can accelerate their learning by tailoring their education around the areas where the child excels. For example, if a child is good at math but struggling in english, they will be able to take a more advanced math while taking a lower level english until they can move on to a more advanced english. This allows academic excellence for the student as they are able to continue strengthening their strong subjects. Home education also allows certain subjects to be reduced, or eliminated altogether if the parent feels it is unnecessary, which leaves room for the child to progress academically in subjects they like. This intellectual curiosity of the student enables them to work to their best ability resulting in
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