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public school vs. homeschool

You are forced to be locked in a room with 50 second graders for 8 hours. The only choice you have is public schooled kids or homeschooled kids. There are no other adults.

Which would you pick?


Asked by Anonymous at 3:32 PM on Mar. 4, 2010 in General Parenting

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Answers (10)
  • Since i have experienced both public school and homeschool groups I would say homeschool. But I doubt most people on cafemom have met any homeschool children so i hardly think it's a fair question to ask.

    Answer by BlooBird at 4:31 PM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • homeschooled kids

    Answer by kristynej at 3:32 PM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • If you put me in a room with 50 2nd graders that were a mix of public schooled and home schooled I doubt I'd be able to tell the difference. I know that's not the question, but my point is that I don't believe there's a behavioral difference.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:34 PM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • homeschooled kids: they're more likely to be better behaved

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:36 PM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • public school kids since they're socialized. snicker snicker

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:41 PM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • PS children. They are accustomed to interacting with other children. I actually DO experience this scenario during the summer (volunteer @ summer camp), and you can ALWAYS pick the HS children out a mile away, they are honestly the ones who usually have more behavioral problems. They get out from under mom/dads thumb for a few minutes and they act out- they have not learned how to interact properly, and the cause/effect consequences of their actions (even if they do or say something innocently, without ill intent) they are usually inept around children in their peer group, and only accustomed to adult interaction.

    The PS kids are well aware of consequences, and though some of them may act out, they also can be more easily reigned in because they are accustomed to structured environments where they have to work as a group, at a single pace.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 3:42 PM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • Homeschooled. They are likely to be better behaved and make interesting conversation.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:29 PM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • I was home schooled, there are pros and cons to both. i LOVED ppl, LOVED music, band, choir there were sooo many things I would've been active in had I gone to public school, but my GPA may have suffered as I thrived off of socializing lol ;) I always loved singing/drama but enver was in anything, ppl always said I had a beautiful singing voice, but my confidence was NEVER built like it would've been had I been involved in those thing growing up at school. We' d have a christmas play at our church every yr and even when I was 17 I'd get goosebumps in fon on a 30-40 small church congegations while singing with ALL THE OTHER CHILDREN, no solos!! lol ;) I feel in some ways, I would've excelled, but don't know if I can say I would've entirely focused on my academics as I did. Later becuase of that I got a 4 yr scholarship and have kept a 4.8 I graduate with my master in May.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:55 PM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • i was also home schooled an i hated it...i missed talking with other people besides your mother an brother. my mother was a single mother that cleaned houses she took us out of the public school when i was going into 5th grade. she would take us to the houses she cleaned an let us do about an 30-60 minutes of school then she would tell my brother an i to help her clean so she can get to the next house . or else she would leave us at home an come on tell me when is a child going to teach themself when we don't know what is going on with school an plus she didn't have the right school books an then she would send us over to her pasters so his wife would teach us all bible stuff. if you home school your children an want it from a christion homeschooling group stay away from the ATIA - one of Bill Gothards's more like a cult then anything

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:14 PM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • oh an one more thing because of the homeschooling i ran away from home more times then i can count an also lupe(my mother) an i don't talk any longer

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:16 PM on Mar. 4, 2010