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do you think home schooled kids get less of an education?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:30 AM on Mar. 4, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • No, my kids are getting much more than they ever could in a one-size fits all school setting.
    my2.5boys

    Answer by my2.5boys at 10:33 AM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • Although there are some children whose homeschool education falls short of public schools, most perform equal to or better than public school students.
    Crystal1124

    Answer by Crystal1124 at 10:33 AM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • Yes. Most of them- Education does not only cover academics.

    There is simply NO way for a child to be provided with the necessary life skills that they learn through trial and error, from outside influences which their parents do not control.
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 10:34 AM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • there parents may be able to give them the education but i agree with obbydobbie about not being able to provide necessary life skills
    shay1130

    Answer by shay1130 at 10:37 AM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • I depends completely on how their parents are handling home schooling, how competent they are, and how much they are trying to "protect" their kids vs educate them. I agree with ObbyDobbie "There is simply NO way for a child to be provided with the necessary life skills that they learn through trial and error, from outside influences which their parents do not control." and this is something that CAN happen with children who are homeschooled.
    maggiemom2000

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 10:39 AM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • No I think if done correctly they get a much better education!
    IMAMOM2-2KIDS

    Answer by IMAMOM2-2KIDS at 10:39 AM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • How do parents NOT teach life skills, I'd like to know????
    I'm pretty sure that's half the point of home schooling - so that PARENTS can teach their children how to get along well in life. That IS part of our job as parents, is it not?
    eema.gray

    Answer by eema.gray at 10:40 AM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • Obby
    Many parents who homeschool go to great lengths to involve their children in group and community activities. Home school children can use public school facilities such as the library for research and participate in clubs and sports. Home schooled children have higher retention rates because they are able to study material for as long as necessary in order to fully comprehend versus 4 days in a traditional school setting because of federal, state, and district mandated education goals. Home schooled children also typically have a higher respect for authority. They are often more accepting of people's differences and typically more patient and are kinder to children their own age. Outside influences like who has the best clothes or the nicest hair or who wears make up do not affect these children. They are teased less and are less likely to tease others. Homeschooling is far advantagous than many naysayers like to beleive
    Crystal1124

    Answer by Crystal1124 at 10:41 AM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • What's a better way to learn life skills, than thru daily life? How exactly does sitting inside an institution for eight hours a day, five days a week, teach about life outside that institution anyways? Just as an example, my kids go to the bank with me, instead of just listening to a teacher talk about a bank. They see first hand how real people interact in the world.
    my2.5boys

    Answer by my2.5boys at 10:42 AM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • i have heard of some homeschool parents taking their kids to meet with other homeschooled kids on play dates and stuff, if they do that then i think thats great. Kids deserve to interact with others for social development. but if you just keep your kids shacked up in the house all day then you are a bad parent
    shay1130

    Answer by shay1130 at 10:42 AM on Mar. 4, 2010

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