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The U.S. is currently ranked 3rd in overall population following China and India. (Bureau, 2013) It is mandatory that each child goes to school until they are at the legal age of 18 or the age of 16 with parent consent. As of a 2010 there were a total of 75,286 thousand students attending school in t... ... middle of paper ... ... it is definite that technology will improve listening, questioning, psychomotor, and social-affective development as well as numerous other benefits. (Can-Yasar,2012). Advancements in technology will continue to affect children in classrooms and everyone in society, and precautions must be made to keep up with this growth.
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But amidst all this talk, what really are the effects of homeschooling on a child, on both the academic and social levels? Background Simply put, homeschooling is the practice of educating children of school-age at their home instead of at a public school with other children (Swartout-Corbeil). The history of homeschooling goes all the way back to the early colonial times (Pitman). In fact, countless renowned men were homeschooled as kids, such as the ones pointed out by Linda Dobson: Some of the greatest minds of all time were homeschooled. Thomas Edison, Ben Franklin...Charles Dickens, John Quincy Adams…Ab[raham] Lincoln, James Madison, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, George Washington, and Woodrow Wilson were all homeschooled, just to name a few!