Homeschooling Essay

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Many studies have come out saying that children who are taught in their homes have better academic statistics. It has been shown that homeschooled children typically score 15 to 30 percentile points above public school students on standardized academic achievement tests (Ray). This means that if this were in fact the case, home schooled student’s education is the ideal form of education, right? Well unfortunately, these studies are volunteer based because they can’t get every homeschooled child to take the tests, which means it is not a random sample of all homeschooled children, it is a sample of those who volunteer (Clemmitt 3). The CRHE states, “What these studies show is that homeschooled children in wealthier, better educated families…show more content…
First, is that children who are homeschooled miss out on the opportunity to make memories and create relationships with other kids. Liza Blau writer for Our Everyday Life states in her article Social Disadvantages of Home Schooling that, “forming close friendships and socializing with other children is vital for the development of your child’s social skills and overall emotional health.” Children who are home schooled will miss out on creating memories like school dances, lunch conversations and recess, which allow children to grow and learn how to create friendships with others. Next, homeschool parents also ignore how beneficial it is for students to have elective classes, such as sewing, cooking, art and physical education. These elective classes help students have experiences in a wide variety of classes so they can develop talents that they might have not known they had. Ernie Rambo a writer for Center For Teaching Quality explains in his article Why Electives Matter that elective classes reveal the skill sets of some students that other classes may not have been able to bring out. This helps students be able to see their strengths and talents (Rambo 1). Homeschooling parents focus on the curriculum for regular classes so much that they don’t include elective classes, which doesn’t allow the child of developing other talents. These are things that homeschooling parents need to take into consideration for their child before considering the idea of
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