Disadvantages and advantages of home schooling. Situations in which home schooling would be better for a child and for an educational system. OPINION!!!

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This is a very controversial issue for myself as I was

in 4-H while in high school and I knew a lot of home schoolers. In fact some of my good friends switched from public school to home schooling in the middle of their high school years. Some of my own opinions on

disadvantages of home schooling include the loss of cultural and economic differences, for example in most public school and many private school situations you are going to have kids of many different ethnic backgrounds. When I first learned about homeschooling, while in a public middle school I was kind of shocked at the idea and had a lot of feelings against homeschooling for example critics of homeschooling have pointed out that since homeschooled children are exposed to fewer kids, they may not learn the socialization skills that are paramount in learning to live peaceably with others.

Also students that are placed in a home school environment also do not have the same reaction that

traditional school children are faced with in regards to authority. Children in traditional schools have to deal

with authority through out the day from numerous

teachers and administration. Lastly and I think I feel

this way due to the fact that I am currently in the

process of getting a teaching degree and know the amount

of work involved in the whole process, public and most

private schools have teachers that must be certified in

their field of teaching, thus they have gone through

years of schooling whereas not all home school

instructors have the same credentials for teaching.

Some of the advantages of homeschooling include being

able to learn what you want to learn, for example the

high school nearest you may not offer Latin or Marine

Science, as a...