Homeschool vs Public school

United States
February 13, 2007 11:05am CST
Since moving to the northwest, I've noticed that homeschooling is quite common around here. How do you feel about homeschooling? Do you think the child ould get a better education being homeschooled because of all of the problems in a traditional school such as overcrowded class rooms and out of date books? Or do you feel that only a college graduate teacher can teach.
4 responses
• United States
15 Feb 07
I think homeschooling is a great choice. The child has the opportunity to learn one on one. The methods used can be tailored to that specific child's needed. I think it's great.
• United States
15 Feb 07
You know this is one of the main things that I really love about homeschooling. My dd is doing really well bc of it and I honestly don't think she'd do this well in school. Brenda Marie Homeschool 4 Us (My homeschool blog): http://homeschool4us.blogspot.com/ My ebook: "Homeschooling Without The Headaches" http://stores.lulu.com/store.php?fAcctID=812683
@freak369 (5122)
• United States
14 Feb 07
In my state, if you graduated from high school or have a GED, you are qualified to teach your child. There are a lot of cyber schools that will provide you with a computer and an internet connection if you don't have one (free of charge too). School systems turn their noses up at homeschooling because they lose funding for every child that is homeschooled. To me it is fun, the kids can work on their own schedule and if you do things right, everything is turned into something educational.
• United States
14 Feb 07
That's the same way it is in my state and I do agree with you as to why so many public schools are set against homeschooling. Brenda Marie Homeschool 4 Us (My homeschool blog): http://homeschool4us.blogspot.com/ My ebook: "Homeschooling Without The Headaches" http://stores.lulu.com/store.php?fAcctID=812683
@SpitFire179 (2536)
• Canada
13 Feb 07
I think children get better quality schooling and everythig at home if their parents are understanding, and have patients to do it than they do in public schools. It belifets the children in so many ways because your one on one with them... But... There are parents out there who don't seem to care, others who give away the answers, and others who let the kid do whatever he/she wants to do for as long as they want and rarely do their school work. It's just a way to not have to worry about dealing with them. I think if your interested in home schooling i would research programs that get the kids together to hang out and have fun, The reason i say programs, is that way the kids are supervised and get to have good clean fun. Getting them into these programs while home schooling doesn't take away from their skills to interact, communicate and much more. Developement is the most important thing in a growing childs life, and i think home schooling is the best option for the right parents and kids.
• United States
14 Feb 07
You definitely have to have the right attitude and be determined to do the right things if you plan on homeschooling your child. Brenda Marie Homeschool 4 Us (My homeschool blog): http://homeschool4us.blogspot.com/ My ebook: "Homeschooling Without The Headaches" http://stores.lulu.com/store.php?fAcctID=812683
• Nigeria
13 Feb 07
I guess it's up to your parents.Your parents probably feel that public school isn't the way to go.It saves them money and the expense of having to buy all the stuff one needs to go to one. If you really want to you'd have to see about becoming independant and talk with a social worker,or counsellor about going.you'd probably have to live else where and live by there rules.It's not as nice as being at home. Ask your parents about it if you haven't already. If you want more contact with other kids tell them.Or even a minister or priest ask them what you can do.