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Advantages & disadvantages of homeschooling

Discussion in 'Homeschooling Forum' started by robycop3, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. robycop3

    robycop3 Well-Known Member
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    Advantages: The child receivesa proper education in everything he/she will need to earn a living, & in a Christian home, the environment is proper. Education can go on all year long.The parents or tutor has all the time needed is the child is having difficulty with a subject. The child can learn at his/her own speed.

    Disadvantages: The main one is that the child is restricted in his/her interaction with other children, and to exposure to many of the cultures present in this nation. In some places, he/she can't participate in many sports & group activities present in public schools. (However, this has been largely eliminated, with homeschooled children being permitted to participate in the sports & extracurricular activities of the schools in whose district they live.) Social interaction is often limited.

    It's certainly a matter which should be prayed about! And let's NEVER forget that a child's RELIGIOUS education is up to the PARENTS !
     
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    I'll take exception to the proper education. Some homeschoolers receive a wonderful education and go on do and be great things. Others - not so much.

    One could say the same for Christian schools, charter public schools, private schools, and traditional public schools. Many successes. Many - well, many not-so-successful outcomes.

    Case in point: I have a young friend who is homeschooling her three young girls.

    She came to me a while back absolutely THRILLED that her two-year old "knows all of her prepositions". She went on and on about it implying how brilliant the child was. I just weakly smiled. They learn everything by rote and by singing lists of things.

    I wanted to ask, but did not because it would be rude -
    • Does she know what a preposition is and how it is used?
    • Does she understand sentence structure?
    • Can she write a sentence or even just formulate one with prepositions contained within and can she discern and explain what makes the prepositions different from the other words in a that sentence?
    I can cite examples like this from all forms of schools as I've worked with and in all kinds.

    The success depends on the curriculum, the competency of the teacher, and the consistency of that competent teaching.
     
  3. robycop3

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    My wife(& sometimes I) watch ree Drummond, the "Pioneer Woman" on TV. She homeschooled her kids, & the oldest ones are in college. She and her hubby Ladd are both college grads, & if you watch the show, you see they're both quite-articulate.

    One eppy showed some highlights of her homeschooling, & they each had textboox & workboox, with study time being just that, with no cellphones, TVs or radios being used. And on other eps we see her kids had plenty of friends their age, played organized sports, etc.

    Her main reason for homeschooling is their remoteness from schools, as they live in ranch country, with "next-door neighbors' being miles away.
     
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    In a way, religious education may be up to parents, but in reality culture bombards with all manner of influence directly related to religion—a product of living in this world.

    Because of the extent to which Christianity is under attack in the public school systems, several prominent voices have been advocating parents avoid them for the sake of their children.

    The indoctrination has intensified to the point that now they even counsel avoiding public colleges and universities, excepting those specially called to witness who are entirely unconcerned how expressing their faith might affect their grades.
     
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