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  • I know there will be people that disagree with me but I would say homeschooling. I was in public shool until the end of the 4th grade. Then I was homeschooled. I was so rebelious against homeschooling at first. It went against everything I had been taught in public school! I literally had to be public school detoxed. But when I did homeschooling was a blast! You do have to modivate yourself to keep on it though and not slack off. And people will say that your children will be anti-social. So not true, there are things you can do so they won't be! Well, let me know if you need any more info!! I'd love to help you make up your mind.
  • I honestly think I could have done a better job with no.1. The private school I sent my kids to was great, and I don't regret the Christian education they got, but it took a lot to get them to see that I had a very bright little girl who taught herself to read aged 2. She was just beyond any education system, and I really think I could have kept up the momentum. AS it is, she just gave up. I shiver to think what might have happened in a public school.
  • Not sure of the schooling standards in the US, but in Oz I'd go with public schooling every time. Personally though I'd remain pretty active in my kids' education as well.
  • depends on the parents and heh schooling. After teaching for a decade, I found a lot of home schooled kids were behind. So, I dove into research b'c I had planned on home schooling. There are a lot of support associations. Those who use them come out at or above public schooled kids. It also depend on the district. I taught in great places both low income and high income. So, if you are dedicated and can do it, do it. Other wise, please don't. most kids (notice most) who come from home schooled enviroinments are not ready for college. Not that they can't do the work, they just can't handle rhe atmosphere.
  • Well I was homeschooled until the age of 8, then was sent to a small community school for the remaining years of primary school, where my parents were the teachers anyway. I went on to high school and came out dux of year 7, so homeschooling certainly didn't do me any harm.
  • Well educated parents with time and even, careful personalities are like private tutors for their children. This is an ideal situation, provided they take care to find opportunities to shore up areas in which they're not as good, maybe sciences, math or the arts. However, few parents are really knowledgeable in all areas, and children have restricted opportunities as a result of home schooling in many homes. Home schoolers do better on standardized tests only when you don't control the variables--that is, more homeschoolers are better educated and more affluent than all public school parents combined, which affects outcomes. Studies consistently favour public schools over private schools and home schooling, however, for raising students' achievement overall, when the proper variables are controlled. For most children, public schools provide many advantages, including learning to get along with a diversity of people and excellent education. For children with special needs or giftedness, specialized teachers can often provide more expertise than a parent, unless that parent is prepared to do a lot of their own homework. Parents should always be involved with their children's education and the school--this is known to improve children's achievement and their relationships with their parents. After all, wouldn't you want to know your parents care about where you spend your time?
  • I was sent to a private school until the sixth grade. After that I was homeschooled even through highschool. I highly recommend homeschooling if both the parents and the children are prepared to work hard. I turned out just fine. I am in college now and I'm going to Law School in two years.
  • Private schooling.
  • What people forget is the EXPERIENCE of school whether it is home schooling, public, or private. Of course we're concerned about the "academic" part of it but let's not forget everything else that goes along with it. I had no choice but to attend public schools in the 80s and I enjoyed every single moment of it. The academics is not what I remember but the friends I made, the teachers, the holiday parties, etc. And how can a kid feel motivated to learn IF their social life is a drab! So it all depends on the kid.
  • Oh public schooling. It's all about the experience of school. The interaction with the other pupils, being motivated. If I was home schooled, I wouldn't be. I couldn't stand it.
  • I really don't think it's an either or solution. I think parents need to take responsibility for their child's education. It is not all up to the schools.It should be a joint effort
  • It depends upon the schools and/or the parents. Some kids get amazing educations at home, but there must be structure and encouragement.
  • i am researching and seriously considering home schooling for my child. The public system is completely out of control and force feeds kids a false picture of their country and the world. if this system considers the children it is producing well-rounded and ready to contribute meaningfully to their country in constructive ways we are really kidding ourselves.
  • Depends upon who's doing the home schooling.
  • Public schooling. It gives the social expriences they need, they learn how to interact and deal with problems correctly, and more of a chance that they recieved a good education (too many parents choose homeschooling and then slack off or think their teahcing ability is higher than what it is). A good mix of the two would be private school. It all depends on the individual. Some thrive in Private, while some in Homeschooling or Public. As long as the parents can actually teach their children, I see no problem. Its just important to make sure the hcildren get involved in activities to make up for the loss of interaction with children in thier age group.

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