Furthermore, it has been proven in regular schools that students gain information easier the smaller the student-teacher ratio is. If this is the case for school, the results are even better for homeschooling. Homeschooling is one-to-one teaching, and that means parents get to help their kids individually. Some parents are stricter than others, and that strictness can be placed upon kids to reach for the highest grades possible. Homeschooling offers a solution for these high-achieving parents that allows them to further interact with their kids and monitor their success (“Benefits of Homeschooling”).
According to Dr. Brian D. Ray, his studies substantiate that, homeschooled students are engaged in outside activities. They are frequently caught up in activities such as field trips, sports, etc. Homeschooled children do not only hang out with people their own age, but they learn how to socialize with people of all ages. This is a great benefit because they learn to communicate and become amiable (Ray 1). Homeschooling can bring families together.
They have the opportunity to make friends of the same age and friends that are significantly older or younger than them. Homeschooling does not put children at a disadvantage with their school and typically score higher in tests than their peers from public schools. Furthermore, homeschooling better prepares children for college because it teaches them to work independently and be self-motivated. Homeschooling also has more flexible schedule which allows families to add in breaks were need and take vacation when it is less crowded and cheaper, but the one reason children love being homeschool is that they are allowed to wear the pajamas all day. All these examples show that homeschooling is a better option for children than the public school
Homeschooling is a better option than public schooling because children can learn more about what interests them, parents are the primary influence to their children, the students are more independent, families have more free time, children learn more effectively with many options, and children get to wear their pajamas. One of the biggest benefits that is associated with homeschooling is that children learn more about what interests them. In public school children are forced to spend a certain amount of time on each subject. Because public school is so structured, children often lose their love of learning. This leaves many parents with this question, “Is there an alternative way to educate our children that will respect their happiness and individuality, and will foster their growing love for learning?” (McReynolds 36).
So many reasons why parents choose to home school their children. Even though it has been said that the drop-out rate is higher than in public schools, it has been proven by the NHERI (National Home Education Research Institute) that home schooled children have a higher success rate for college education. NHERI conducts, collects and provides research on homeschooling and publishes the information in the Home School Researcher Journal. Home schooling has become very popular and some people believe that it provides a better education. So many successful alumni’s that have done amazing accomplishments have been home schooled.
For instance; this form of education encourages independent thinking since the homeschoolers are more likely to think independently and make their own decisions away from the majority decisions, like what happening in the public schools. Also, it eradicates boredom because of the students don’t have to wait for others student to chat up what they already mastered. And parents are more likely to save money to their children for college, Lips&Feinberg(2008)"The growing number of students being educated at home is also influencing the American Education system and saving taxpayers between $4.4 billion and $9.9 billion in instructional costs each year"(para.4). One more benefit which I think it’s the most important one that homeschoolers are working for the knowledge instead of grades, because homeschooling is about encouraging children to maximize their personal abilities and enhance knowledge, this way the students will realize their potential
Better Technology Means Better Education In recent years computers have opened many new opportunities for students and teachers. Technology has advanced past books and black boards. There are more and more computers going into schools everyday. With the world changing into a computer world teaching how do to use technology is necessary. With the new tools that teachers use learning for students is not only more interesting but, more fun.
Not only is that but the curriculum looked down upon. However, when a closer look is taken we find that these students tend score higher on standardized tests, excel in college due in large part to being socially and emotionally prepared, are provided with a better home life, and environment for learning. Standardized test scores are one of the first things that a College Admissions Officer will look at when determining which students they will accept into their school. Two of the most common standardized tests are the ACTs (American College Testing) and SATs (Scholastic Aptitude Test). Statistics show that students who are homeschooled tend to score higher on these tests.
In the “The Crucial Role of Recess in School” (2012) article it explains, many schools are beginning to replace physical activity, like recess, with more attention to academic subjects. What these schools are forgetting is that well-supervised recess also has benefits that surpass academics. They help make a well rounded student because recess offers cognitive, social, emotional, and physical benefits to the student when they are young that they carry with them into adulthood. When kids are getting their necessary period of interrupted play it has great benefits in the classroom helping their cognitive skills to grow. As children get to play at regular intervals through out the day, they children are able to diminish stress and other types of distractions so when they sit down they are more attentive and productive.
Parents should be involved to reinforce lessons that are learned at school on a daily basis. Parents should participate in visits to the library and after school programs. This helps the children to better themselves and reinforce what is taught at school. Homosexual teachers (2000) who genuinely care about students generate higher levels of all kinds of success than others do who do not. They have higher achievements.