Home School vs. Public School
October 30, 2011
Theresa Kwan (Zangara)
Public school vs. home school, which type of education is right for you? This subject brings
heat to debates throughout the world. It touches people with personal experiences, parents, and
teachers point of views. My comparison of public school vs. home school may help parents
decide what the best option for the family. Without Parent Participation the child could not
achieve a level of education. There are two very important things to follow before deciding on
the system of education. First, analyze the child, or children to be educated. Do the child
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Also, Public schools has larger events and more
resources in some areas.
Advantages in home school are kids are academically advanced due to one-on-one attention
from the teacher. Also home school teaches the individual to learn on their own, teaching them
selves. The parent has more time to choose the programs and can explore more advanced
subjects. The parent has no problems with bullies, bad behavior from kids outside. The parent
has a stronger relationship with child by doing things together. The parent is in control of
curriculum that need to be focused on the level of individual. Home schools associations provide
access to other home schools to develop social skills. Home school has more flexibility for trips,
scouts, community events and so on.
There is a combination of throw backs for both type of education. The dis advantages of public
school is the kids are influenced by peer pressure. The kids are not academically advanced be-
cause the teacher has many students. The individual might have issues with bullying. If the child
don’t comprehend the subject they could get left behind. Public school has drop outs, and high
violence rates. Kids have less independent learning because public school chooses the
curriculum. Public has low quality of education. Many people feel public school teach education
to the lowest denominator which means smart kids loose out.
Dis advantages of home school are it could be a financial strain. Parents try to keep the child, or
children actively involved some parents that don’t socialize with their children. The parent may
not be qualified to...