Homeschooling is an education that gives parents choices and the right to teach their child however they want, but are the parents’ wants what the children need. Parents want to give their children moral instruction or want to teach them based on their religious beliefs and parents do have the right to do that because it is their child, but there are specific things that are essential for a child to learn or to experience. There are religious schools that give children an education on their faith and academically. Homeschooling doesn’t work because states have varying or no regulations on curriculum, some parents just aren’t equipped to teach their children, and homeschooled kids do not experience socialization. Parents don’t have to show how their child is performing academically, some parents only have a high school diploma or less, and homeschooled children are missing an important element of life because they aren’t learning or participating in class discussions or activities in a classroom setting.
Being the adults responsible for a child at schools, a teacher is accountable for all the educational needs of a child. A teacher who is a certain religion cannot be necessarily knowledgeable in that religion, but that does not mean that a child cannot explore into something new. Once again in the interview between Melinda D. Anderson and Linda K. Wertheimer, Anderson noted that, “‘Teach, not preach’ was a common refrain as a guiding principle for how schools should introduce the teaching of religion” (Anderson). What Anderson really means is that teachers should also take into consideration that they can change what a child views and that they are one of the major parts in a child’s growth. They can easily change a child 's opinion on what they can and cannot
Homeschooling has some good benefits but I’m not sold on the fact that your mother and father are your primary teacher, you need people who has enough knowledge about the subject to be able to break it down and give you good examples. Homeschooling has been around for a long period of time. People wanted their kids to be homeschooled for a number of reasons. They felt like their kids was just part of a system and that their kids was missing out on a real education. In the 1970s John Holt, “began arguing that formal schools’ focus on rote learning created an oppressive classroom environment designed to make children compliant employees (J. Gary Knowles, Stacey E. Marlow, & James A. Muchmore, 2015).” It’s ok to be a compliant employee but people want the best for the kids and the only way for that is for your kid to be the boss.
The absence of religion in public schools seems to be fine with the public since many parents do not want their children to make religious choices that differ from their family tradition (Passe and Willox). Does this controversy makes it difficult for teachers to teach the required material in schools since religion can be involved in historic events? Proponents of bringing religion back into the public school curriculum state that religion is needed in order for students to understand the Social Studies curriculum and current world events. Religion played a major role in the Crusades, the formation of Pakistan and India, and the Israeli-Palestinian dispute just to name a few. One reason for why religion needs to be involved in the teaching of the Crusades is because it focused solely on religion.
The founders of the Constitution recognized the importance of freedom of religion when establishing democracy. They also recognized the importance of freedom between the government and its people; the government is not upholding its part and is forcing its people to believe that prayer in public school is unconstitutional. With the decline of our society and all the moral issues we are faced with today, I think it’s about time to bring prayer back to our public schools. Works Cited (D., 2005) (Oak, 2008) (education, 2005) (laws.com, 2013)
Schools do not have to teach you child everything they know. Schools teach so much already, do you want your kid to only learn stuff from school. As a parent I would hope that I could at least teach my child religion along with many other things. We have become so dependant on school, it seems somewhat ridiculous. Back when my Grandfather was at school it was completely different.
Ultimately that is the goal, however it isn’t that easy. It will take time, but the earlier in childhood that students start learning about different religions the sooner people will realize what a great impact it will have. There are going to be parents and people that don’t agree with it, but those are the people that are keeping religious intolerance an ongoing problem. However, the first amendment prevents most talk of religion in public schools because of the separation of church and state. Religion should be strictly taught as a role in the history, culture, literary, and social development of the World.
Homeschooling Theodore Roosevelt once said, “To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society” (qtd. Haverluck). The debate on homeschooling is an issue everywhere. In Roosevelt’s quote, it is saying that a parent must teach their children in morals instead of in mind. Children should go to schools to get taught in mind, but at home parents should teach them in morals to make them good additions to society.
These questions are concerns of parents, educators, and politicians alike. The future of America rests on the academic and social education of our youth, and home school education should be considered as an effective alternative to public school education. In the past, parents mainly chose to educate their children at home because of religious preference. These parents viewed the public school system as a source of negative influence on children. Violence, sex, drugs, and peer pressure were influences these parents sought to avoid.
By exercising the choice to home school, home schooling parents are selecting the type of education their children receive. The choice to home school is both a developmental philosophy and a political response to existing educational institutions and contemporary social order. Yet dissatisfaction with public schools has made many parents more receptive in recent years to different education reforms, including home schooling. Some parents also tout home schooling as a way to teach their children religious values, which they say are absent from the secular public school system. Home schoolers tend to have an exaggerated sense of the problems in contemporary education.