My son is 4 and I'm not really sure when he should go to school.Is there anyone who knows what the specific age is?Also is it better to home school your kid or is it better to put him in homeschooling?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 6:47 AM on Dec. 19, 2008 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
The age cut off is different by state. Each school district also may have different options. In MI, the cut off is 5 on or before Dec. 1. My district offers D-K (developmental kindergarten). This is for kids who may be very young,with late b-days or who have additional needs of some sort. I don't advocate home schooling, but that is not because I am a public school teacher. My kids love the social side of school, and that type of education (problem solving, friendship, having different teachers with varying styles) is all part of growing up. Although I agree that parents are a child's #1 teacher, in a school setting I want someone trained and certified (just like I do for a doctor, lawyer, nurse, and many other jobs). I say, do your research, and make a decision based on what you, as the parent, thinks is best. Check out your school district's website to find beginning level info. to some of your questions.
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Answer by livandemsmamma at 6:40 PM on Dec. 19, 2008
Each state's compulsory attendance age varies. Some states require kids to be in school at 5 years old, and some require it at 7 years old. You'll have to look up your state's age.
I homeschool and it's been a great experience for us. My kids are NOT social misfits. They play in sports, have playdates at gyms, and have friends. When they're old enough, we're signing them up for scouts. I don't believe that a child needs to be packed into a public school classroom with 30 other children to learn socialization skills. It's silly to think public schools socialize when they are really keeping the kids contained in a classroom for 7 hours a day. My kids are able to socialize in the real world with people of ALL ages.
This is a decision only you and your SO can make. Just do some research. Good luck! :)
Answer by ReneeK3 at 10:01 AM on Dec. 20, 2008
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