Do you homeschool or send your children to public school's?

United States
November 1, 2006 7:36pm CST
Do you homeschool or send your children to public school's? I send my kids to Public schools. I tried homeschooling and it just wasn't for me. Would be a lot cheaper but, I think it's best for them to learn where they are at. What do you do? or did? or will do?
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@KimMaple (1195)
• United States
7 Nov 06
My kids both go to a public school but we live in a small town so small school. They both have 40 kids in their total class. I graduated with 600 in my class, so big difference.
• United States
7 Nov 06
Wow only 40 kids? We have like 8 classes of 20 here and we are a small town!
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@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
7 Nov 06
you think that is small? Where I grew up there were 43 children in the whole school, from grade 1-8. There was only one other kid in my 1st grade class :)
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
7 Nov 06
small classes best
• United States
2 Nov 06
my kids go to public school. when my oldest was supposed to start school he didnt want to go, so I started home schooling him until he decided he was ready, I now have 3 in public school and one that isnt old enough for school yet.
• United States
4 Nov 06
I have 4 in public schools. Freshman, 6th, 3rd and 1st. The other two are still at home and will be for a while. They are 2 and 8 mths.
• Canada
4 Nov 06
I almost started to homeschool my child because she is being abused by the teachers at school. finally they are transferring her and there will be a lawsuit. i think someone will end up losing their job
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• United States
7 Nov 06
Oh my goodness I hope your kidding me. How horrible how could someone do something like that?
• United States
7 Nov 06
Oh my goodness I hope your kidding me. How horrible how could someone do something like that?
• United States
7 Nov 06
I have 2 kids who are both in public school. My daughter is in 8th grade and my son is in 6th. I have contemplated homeschooling, but feel it would be a disservice to my son, who is special needs. He needs the social contact that a public school provides, although I must say dealing with special education can be very stressful at times.
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• United States
7 Nov 06
It is amazing the programs that they have for special needs children. I am sure they are doing the best the can. My girfriend gets gifts from them all the time. The last big gift was a huge swing set that cost over $1500.00. Very nice of them.
@bhchy1 (6051)
• United States
7 Nov 06
I am not for homeschooling. Intersting that you say it would be cheaper as you have to provide all of the supplies, books etc. I prefer my daughter go to school. I did have her "homebound" for one school year and the school sent a teacher to our home to teach her.. It was hard to not have that break and I wasn't able to work during that time. School serves many different purposes!
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• United States
7 Nov 06
Most of the programs here for home school is online.. you dont have to buy them new clothes all the time just to look presentable.. well you know what I mean.. I am always forced to do fundraisers, buy school pictures, ect.. I know I dont have to buy those and participate but, I feel as though you get judged if you dont do your part.
@magikrose (5423)
• United States
6 Nov 06
I choose to send mine to a public school for the simple reason that those teachers are trained in teaching these subjects. I am not. Plus I dont have the devotion or the patience to teach them. Even helping with homework frustrates me cause I know they know the answer and they are giving me a hard time. So public school for my kids.
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• United States
7 Nov 06
LOL Your kids sound a little like mine... homework time is not always so fun here!
• United States
6 Nov 06
i just started homeschooling my two daughters ages 10 and 11.
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• United States
7 Nov 06
wow and how is that going for you are you doing the "non school" approach?
@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
4 Nov 06
Mine go to public school. I use to think about home schooling just because of the learning disabilties my kids have.
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• United States
7 Nov 06
That would be rough to do. I have friends here and their children have disabilities. They get so much help from the school system.
@pumpkinjam (6878)
• United Kingdom
4 Nov 06
I live in England so we don't really have that choice. You still have to be qualified and everything to be able to teach your kids at home. I probably would still send them to school anyway because then they get to meet more people, make friends and you know they are learning all the things they need. I can and do teach my kids a lot but I coulnd't teach them everything in the curriculum.
• United States
7 Nov 06
Do they not give you a choice to home school?
@disvachic (10120)
• United States
4 Nov 06
my kids go to public schools
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• United States
7 Nov 06
mine do too :D
@vernlai (50)
• Singapore
4 Nov 06
I prefer public school, and especially more friends for my kids to play with. Over here in Singapore, usually both the mom and dad are working, so either they send their child to day care, or have a maid to take care of the child.
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• United States
4 Nov 06
I would like to have a maid some days or just another me would be great! :D
@dollbaby (595)
• United States
4 Nov 06
I send my daughter to a public school. Although, with the way things are these days, I wish I had the resources to homeschool. Would give me more peace of mind, if nothing else.
• United States
4 Nov 06
If you really wanted to homeschool you could call your local Health Department to see if they know of any support groups in your area.
@ladylety (344)
• United States
4 Nov 06
They attend a private peak academy but would have loved to been able to home school.
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• United States
4 Nov 06
Like a military school?
@mirage108 (3403)
• United States
4 Nov 06
well my child is not in school yet, but I will be sending her to public school. I probably would not have the patients to home school. and I know my wife could not do it either, plus weather home schooled or pubulic school I am still paying taxes for the public school. I will be satisified to just help out with the homework.
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• United States
4 Nov 06
lol... thats so true!
@rachelynn (428)
• United States
4 Nov 06
Mine all go to public school. I have looked in to homeschooling and was surprised with how much is involved. My concern about homeschooling was the social part, my kids are involved in a lot of school activites and I think they would miss interacting with other kids.
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• United States
4 Nov 06
a lot of the programs here for homeschoolers are great. If there is a subject you are not sure about our public schools here offer classes to help them out. There are a lot of support groups here too for homeschoolers and they have play dates for the kids. Also most all sports here are by the community and anyone can play.
@phgonline (630)
• United States
4 Nov 06
When I was younger I went to both private and public, my kids currently go to public and everything is fine. Private schools are just too expensive.
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• United States
4 Nov 06
They sure are.. I had my oldest in private for a little while.. it about broke my bank at the time..
• United States
2 Nov 06
We are planning to send our son to public school. But I am very aprehensive because of all the violence and the bad attitudes on a lot of kids today. went to a Catholic school for part of my education and loved it and would love to send him there, but my dh said he does not see the sense in paying for private school when we live in and pay taxes for a good public school district. I sometimes think homeschooling would b a good idea, but I don't know if I have the patience and dedication for it.
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• United States
4 Nov 06
I know you hear all the horror stories about schools theses days but, because of all of this the schools have become strict. I trust my children are safe at school because of the extra protection and measures they use now. I know they are learning things I may not know all about and are getting what they need. If I felt differently I would look more into homeschooling my kids.. somehow!
@sweetdesign (5151)
• United States
2 Nov 06
I homeschool my daughter. It was the best choice for us. It is not the best choice for everyone.
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• United States
4 Nov 06
Thats really great how long have you been homeschooling?
@akumei1269 (1750)
• India
2 Nov 06
I send my 4 year child to Maria House of Children . Do you know about Marria Montessori method of education ? Is it good ?
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• United States
4 Nov 06
I have never even heard of that? What is it?
@jmusser (178)
• United States
2 Nov 06
I send mine to public school ... even though its kinda scary with all the stuff going on with public schools. I think homeschooling is not the greatest for kids because they dont get to interact with other children. Kids need to learn how to interact just as much as they need to learn math or english
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• United States
4 Nov 06
There are a lot of support groups here for homeschooling. I find that most of the kids here are doing pretty good. One of my friends homeschools her 6 kids and she hasnt even started for the year yet. I dont know how she manages a year of work in only a few short months. I really hope she reads with them every day or something.. JMO