(Closed) What do you think of homeschooling?

posted 10 years ago in Parenting
  • poll: What is your opinion on homeschooling?
    Great, if the family has the resources and ability to do a good job. : (27 votes)
    22 %
    Indifferent, to each their own... : (17 votes)
    14 %
    Not so great, leaves the kids in a bad place in the real world. : (47 votes)
    38 %
    Never would I do this in a million years. : (34 votes)
    27 %
  • Post # 46
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    1465 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’m all for it if it’s done correctly. The biggest problem is people automatically assume that the children are being abused and sheltered in every situation which is not true at all. Society in general views it as evil when it is not in most cases. The extreme cases that cause folks to get upset are quite rare but they are the only ones you ever about so it gets bad rap due to a few bad apples in the bunch, but that isn’t different than anything else.

    I was homeschooled for a few months in jr high and I learned more in that period than anything I was taught in “regular” private or public school. I didn’t learn anything in my 10 yrs of private school except religion (and to judge other people based on religion). I have several cousins who are homeschooled (the oldest girl went to private school until 3rd grade and then was pulled out while her younger siblings have never seen the inside of a school building as a student),who range from 3 yrs to 17, and are very well rounded and intelligent with extracurricular activities because their parents will not allow them to stay home and do nothing. They are busier than kids in public school who do nothing when they get home.

    What I find hilarious though is that the same kids I went to school with who would judge me (usually cruelly) at church because I was homeschooled instead of being in school with them (it was a church-run school so was very tight-knit) are on Facebook everyday now talking about homeschooling their own kids.

     A great teacher does not require a teaching degree, as someone else said. Many of the folks who are great at teaching certain subjects have no desire to work in a classroom, and should not be judged for that. At the same time, many of the teachers who are in the schools should not be there for one reason or another. Nothing in life is ever black and white, this topic included.

    Also, I didn’t vote in the poll because all of the answers are very negative and don’t allow for any other perspective on the topic.

    Post # 48
    Member
    63 posts
    Worker bee

    I’m against it (in general) I once saw a documentary about Christians homeschooling their kids to “shield” them from science and evolution. 

     

    Scary.

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