Why Homeschooling is Not Doing Children Justice Homeschooling is an option for your child if you do not want them in public or private schooling. Today’s society of parents will make that choice for the child, wither the child wants to or not. Many parents think that public schools are not educating their child enough so they resort to homeschooling. This would mean devoting your time as a parent by helping support them in learning and to make sure they will succeed with their education. The problem today is that many parents will work with their child for about a month and all of a sudden have no more time to educate them.
In the beginning it is your family’s motivation and you want to make them proud, so you try your hardest. Homeschooling you have the choice of what you learn, or will learn, sometimes even your parent’s interests or morals as well. Homeschooling is one on one attention, and in most cases is bad since parents are the only teacher’s it is easier to just do their child’s work for them if they do not understand it. One on one attention is only good if you have a child that has special needs and needs more time learning.
Also if your parent is your teacher most of the kids will find it easier to manipulate them with the schooling. Since homeschoolers stay at home for school, and are not being around other friends everyday they are known to be a little unsocial. This means you have very few friends, and with the few friends you do have, the others think you are weird since you do not attend “regular school”. The good thing about being homeschooled though is that you choose your own friends. Attending public school you do choose your own friends but often your friends with people for benefits as well.
For example your friends with the bully, so they will not dare try to bully you. Most kids do not want their parents choosing their friends for them so it’s a good thing to be able to go to school and see them all throughout the day. Homeschooling does not have sports, extracurricular activities, lab, tests, semesters, or SAT/ACT studying. Sports are a good thing since most kids like to stay active, but in order to play that sport you must keep up your grades in order to do so, which helps kids keep up their grades since they want to play.
Extracurricular activities are nice as well they help children make friends, spark your interests, and are fun. Labs are mostly for the science classes, but most kids enjoy them, and it also helps make learning fun. Homeschooling you hardly have any tests, but in public or private school you have a test at least once a month. Tests help the teacher know if the students understand the concept of if they still need more time to understand what it is. Homeschooling is not broken up into semesters or even quarters; the child works at his pace.
This could be a good thing by the child getting ahead of the work and constantly on it, but in many cases that is not how it is, most kids will procrastinate and loose all motivation to do it, and many times their parents are unaware of this. Lastly a major concern for parents who home school is how they will do on their SAT test or ACT test since in public or private schools they study for that. This scares them that they will not get into college because they think their scores will be so low.
This just depends on how your home school teacher is, and how motivated the student is, but for homeschoolers they have to work twice as hard to do better since they don’t have the 8:00 a. m. to 2:00 p. m. learning. Homeschooling can be helpful, but most parents do not help their child with the work, so they often do not finish and will resort to a G. E. D, end up in an educational school, or simply just drop out. Homeschooling clearly does not work for everybody; and in today’s society it won’t do our children justice.