School Choice: Public Education vs. Home School.

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When American's think of education, they almost automatically think of public

education. Through the years it is slowly changing. Many parents' today are

deciding to home school their children. Although most people think that a

public education is better, most statistics and facts tend to show that home

schooling is beneficial in more ways. It is estimated that parents are now

teaching over two million children at home, rather than in public or even

private schools.

Education in our public schools has been on the down slope for over twenty

years now. Public schools have lost all values and biblical morality. This

was what our country was founded on and it has been replaced with humanism.

One example of humanism in our schools is that they teach evolution, not

creationism. Some people believe that this problem is happening because of

the removal of God and prayer in public schools; the U.S.

Supreme Court did

this in 1962. Beginning in 1962, SAT scores plummeted. Teen pregnancies,

teen sexual diseases, teen suicides, teen alcohol, drug abuse, pornography,

and illiteracy rates abruptly increased 200 to 300 percent (Klicka 48).

Violence is one of the main factors effecting are schools today. Rape is a

growing problem among juveniles. A juvenile commits one out of every five

rapes that occur in the United States. There is also a higher use of drugs

and alcohol among kids in public schools. Over 80 percent of public high

school students drink alcohol and

45.7 percent have used marijuana. Drugs and alcohol make most people

extremely violent. That is also why our violence and crime rates are so high.

Over hundreds of millions of dollars are spend on the security of our

nation's public schools. In The Right Choice Home Schooling, Christopher

Klicka says, "In Washington, D.C.,