Pros and Cons of Homeschooling
By: Ella Cooper, January 6, 2016, Digital Literacy Period 6
How can I create a presentation that will inform parents and kids about the pros and cons of homeschooling?
Pros Of Homeschooling
There are many pros to being a home schooled student. One pro for home schooled children is that they can eat whenever they are hungry. There is no "lunchtime." Home schooled children also don't have to wake up early, which is very hard for some kids! There is no drama which is great! Nobody is competing to be the "coolest." Being taught at home also means you have a flexible schedule. It's not mandatory that you are sitting down ready to learn at a specific time. Getting an education at home means you and your family will spend time together. With time spent together, strong bonds are formed. If home schooled, you are most likely going to be the only student! (At least in your grade). Guess what that means!? You get a lot of personal attention. If you're stuck on a subject, more time can be spent on it. If you are an expert after the first day of learning something, you can easily and quickly move on to the next one. You can also practice religion at home. Public schools don't focus on a specific religion.
Cons Of Homeschooling
More About Homeschooling
Did you know that home schooled children are more likely to get into a better college than public schooled children are??? Here are two quotes given by Carrie Henley, a student in our class who was home schooled for grades 2 through 4.
What is one pro to homeschooling?
“Travel is one of the biggest pros because you can travel in the middle of the year and take your work with you. Also you can have a break from school whenever and no homework.”
What is one con to homeschooling?
“You don’t see as many people every day but you can sign up for a lot of activities during the day that are a lot less crowded than on weekends.”
I think homeschooling is a great and a bad idea because of the reasons listed above. Think of all of the advantages, however, there are some disadvantages too.
Children are usually home schooled because of bullying. However, some people don't think that is a good reason to be home schooled.
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