Why Homeschooling

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Why to Homeschool
“On the fringe” education has become increasingly more popular since the 1970’s while public education has been around since the 1600’s (Davis). “On the fringe” is what some parents think homeschooling is because they think schooling their children at home is “backwards” (Drenovsky and Cohen). However, homeschooling is more beneficial to students than public schooling.
First, homeschooled children work more efficiently than public schooled children. Because homeschooled children receive more one on one attention than children do in public school, they receive the assistance they need to understand a lot faster than they would in a classroom with twenty other students. This allows them to get extra attention for things they
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In traditional school setting, it is said that children as young as grade school are being exposed to drugs, alcohol, bullying, and overly-sexualized nature (Chapman). In one day of a public school environment, there are many mischievous actions that go unseen due to the gaping student-teacher ratio. Children who are home educated have the chance to remain children for longer than most public schooled children because they avoid many of these negative influences. While homeschooling may not be solution that will completely eliminate all exposure to poor decisions, it will definitely reduce the possibility of them having to decide between saying yes or no to something illegal. Authority figures have more time to inform students of the dangers and consequences of being exposed to such activities when a student is homeschooled. The absurd amount of peer pressure that can be put on a student in traditional schooling is often why they make such decisions. Studies have shown that homeschooling makes it easier for children to avoid mimicking behaviors and character choices demonstrated by others around them like public school children do. The conclusion to the study explained that homeschooled students were more likely to develop greater social skills, be able to function well in an adult environment, and be able to take on negative peer pressures while still making responsible decisions. With that being said, if a college freshman who was previously public schooled was asked to go to a party with a group of friends but had a test he needed to study for the next day, then there is a greater possibility of him saying yes than there is for a student who was homeschooled for most his life. The traditionally schooled freshman would be easier to convince to come to the party than the homeschooled freshman because he grew up conforming to what he

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