Schooling what is better??

United States
September 14, 2007 1:20pm CST
What do you think is better for schoooling for your children? Private school or public school or home schooling? My sister is putting my niece in a private school when she is old enough cause she said public school is to bad and they don't learn enough like they would in a private school...My daughters are in a public school but I really have been thinking about pulling them out and home schooling them because of all the crap that they have been going through.LIke alot of peer pressure and how they have been acting since they went back to school...What are your views on this...Let me know what would be the best thing to do about school.
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@jothis (519)
• India
14 Sep 07
I prefer private or Public schooling. These two are better than home schooling. Why i am telling this on the former two options children are getting the opportunities to learn more things other than from books. Different experiences make them fit to win in the life. Now the schooling system is got some more perfection. In all field we are facing completions. So in education also it is there to an extend. Now students are getting good knowledge from experienced teachers. Dont be much concerned about this
• United States
14 Sep 07
I think that home school is the best option if you are willing to give 100% to it. I would like to home school my kids but my husband is worried about it. He thinks that kids that dont go to school end up living with their parents until the are 40. If you think you are up for it I would give it a go. If you hate it you can find a new option for next year.
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@sunshine4 (8708)
• United States
14 Sep 07
I think that this is an personal choice. In our town there is a private school that only goes to 8th grade. So once these kids hit 9th grade, they are put into public school. I haven't seen any of the kids that are in the private school doing exceptional in their studies compared to those who have been in public school all along. As a matter of fact, most of the kids who are in the advanced classes are those who have been in the public schools all along. Those in public schools learn to get along with kids from all different backgrounds while those in public schools are usually from families that are more well off. I personally would never home school my children. Just for the sake of peace in our family! I think that if I were to home school, it would turn into more of a fight than a learning process.
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@megs85 (3145)
• Australia
15 Sep 07
I think that a childs education depends on alot of things. Not only what works best for each child as an individual, but what is available to parents- both for financial reasons, or locality. I believe that both public an dprivate education have something to offer children. Personally I was educated at a public school, and still managed to get better marks than friends of mine that were enrolled in private schools. I got into University whereas others from private schools did not. AND having said that I went to what is considered the smallest, poorest, roughest and "worst" secondary school in my state. I think it is up to each individual child to make the most of the education provided for them. Just on the note of your situation, ultimately it's up to you what to do... you know the situation details, and your children better than any of us :) Personally, a little bit of conflict at school is character building. I have been bullied, and was abully at one stage too so I think it depends on the extreemes. If it is getting physical, and other measures aren't helping, or if your children are really being emotionally damaged, then I would consider alternative schooling arrangements- changing grades, changing schools, or even home schooling... Good luck with it all
@crazed_moma (1054)
• United States
15 Sep 07
If I could afford it I'd put my kids in private school. They have smaller class sizes and more challenging curriculum. I don't think I could home school, I'm not organized at all, but if you can it's a good option, lots of one on one attention. :) You would have to be vigilant about socializing them with other children, get them in girl scouts or something like that. Do you have an online school in your state? I got a flyer for Idaho virtual academy and was considering it. Then you have your lessons all planned out for you and I think they even get a teacher on line some how....
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@msjigga (866)
• United States
15 Sep 07
My 6 year goes to a private school because the schools where I live are not any good. I like the personal attention the smalller private schools have. I hope to be able to keep my children in private schools until about 8th grade.
@wiccania (3360)
• United States
15 Sep 07
I knew a lot of people who went to private school and to be honest, they didn't know how to interact with people who were different from them. The private schools these people went to were either for people who are a little above "comfortable" financially or people who were strictly catholic. These kids parents sent them to get a job at McDonalds and they had no idea how to deal with (for example) the homeless man who came in for a cup of coffee or a burger. Or a Jewish co-worker. Their entire time in school had been so isolated and around only one type of people they didn't grasp that there were other types of people. So good education or not, I think that the private schools did them a disservice. Homeschooling can be good, but again there's that social issue sometimes. A lot of parents who homeschool don't seem to think that there's a need for social activities so the kids end up lacking in that department.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
15 Sep 07
I think that each type of schooling has its advantages and disadvantages. My son was in public school for kindergarten and it was horrible. He went to a private school for the first half of 1st grade, and didn't learn a thing. We moved to the country and he went to a smaller school the last half of 1st grade and learned a lot. So far in 2nd grade he has learned so much. I think it is not only the school, but who the teacher is as well. I think homeschooling is good, nut I would not have the patience for it.
• Philippines
15 Sep 07
education differs in every country. i'm not sure where you're located, but in my point of view, private schools are still better than public ones (when it comes to elementary and high school education) because have limited number of students per class so the teachers can focus on each one. i think sending your kids to school are still better than having them home schooled because that way, they can socialize with other people. i know you're worried about the pressure and influences of other people on them, but these seem-so-negative things will mold your kids into maturity. now it's your guidance that they need to keep them focused on their studies and help them face the bullies in school.
@sylvia13 (1851)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
15 Sep 07
I think schooling for your children would have to depend on the place where you live. There are many countries that have good public schools and I have experience in Austria and Australia, but there are others where public education leaves a lot to be desired. Kindergarten and primary education would probably be alright in any school, but parents might consider sending their children to a private school when they get older, especially if they are good students. In many places education is also related to religion and church schools are usually of good quality. I would prefer sending children to school rather than home schooling, as they learn to deal with people and get prepared to continue with any further education.
@weehihi (132)
• Philippines
15 Sep 07
you can't really say that private schools are better than public schools or home schooling or that public schools are better than the other too. although there are notions that private schools are better than public.you cant really say that. it wouldnt be fair.i have known students who transferred from public to private schools who are way much better than the students in private schools. and also, it's really up to the student.even if you put a kid in a private or public school, if he's really smart, he'll excel. and learning doesnt stop in school either. parents should also teach their kids..especially on values. if you are concerned with your kid getting all the crap that's been surrounding him all day, you know what, if a kid that's been brought up pretty good and has learned proper values and good conduct at home, he/she won't be bothered by all those craps, you know. if you instill in him good values and show him examples of good nature, you wont bother being bothered by the negative things that surrounds him. he/she will know what to do about it. you just do your job in reminding them what's good and bad. what's not cool and what's great. learning usually starts at home...
• United States
15 Sep 07
Hello there my dear friend..i dont know what to tell you..i think home schooling is fone is u can deal with it..its way harder for the kids i think and they wont get any breaks from you and vice versa..and i just see a lot of fighting,.and i hate to say this but peer pressure will always be around..you just cant protect your kids all there lives..they will have to make theer own choices in life..and plzzz dont get me wrong..but its not school that is causing them to act out..they have been goin threw alot latley..and i wont get into that personal stuff..but i would think very hard if this is what u want dear..they will miss out on school activities,,like scouts,cheerleadign.,sports..clubs..i would home school as a last resort..but thats my opinion..and i wish u the best luck in your decsion..lots of love! April