Homeschooling - Island of Sanity

Island of Sanity



Education

Homeschooling


Homeschooling is a growing movement in the United States. One study estimates that there are now one million home schooling families.

But critics of homeschooling point out some drawbacks that should be considered. In this article I attempt to summarize these.

Takes a lot of time

Homeschooling takes a lot of time and effort on the part of the parents. It is well known that parents today spend far too much time with their children, especially fathers. Homeschooling wastes valuable time that could be better spent making money or watching television.

Lack of peer interaction

Homeschooled children do not have the opportunity to associate with large groups of other children their age. Thus, they miss out on many potential socialization experiences. When young people get together, they are able to pool their ignorance, and inspire each other to do things that few would have the courage to do on their own, like experiment with drugs or sex or gang violence. Homeschooled children miss out on these opportunities.

Parents not qualified to teach

Most parents are not certified teachers or members of the National Education Association, and thus are not qualified to teach. Public schools today continually demonstrate a high quality of education, with over half the high school graduates able to read and write, and many able to do simple arithmetic.

Endangers the public school system

As more and more parents withdraw their children from public school to put them into private- or home- schools, state funding of public education falls and support for school levies dwindles. Homeschoolers continue to insist that this is irrelevant because their children are, in fact, getting an education. But this misses the point. Every homeschooled child means that much less need for bureaucrats and administrators in the public schools, which means that some of these highly-paid, important people might eventually lose their jobs. Do homeschoolers think that public school personnel should be happy just because children are being well-educated? They seem to think that the purpose of public schools is to educate children! Of course the important thing is to provide jobs for professional educators and thus keep them off the welfare rolls.

Danger of indoctrination

Homeschooling parents might indoctrinate children in their social, religious, or political beliefs. This is clearly a serious threat, because most American parents are generally politically conservative, and either Christians or sympathetic to Christianity. In the public schools, on the other hand, children will only be indoctrinated in politically correct idealogies, humanist liberalism.

© 1995 by Jay Johansen


Comments

giants jersey Sep 21, 2017

I must show some thanks to the writer just for rescuing me from this circumstance. Right after looking throughout the the net and seeing opinions which are not helpful, I figured my entire life was gone. Existing devoid of the strategies to the difficulties you've solved by means of your main article content is a critical case, and the kind that could have badly affected my career if I had not noticed the blog. Your understanding and kindness in touching a lot of things was crucial. I don't know what I would have done if I had not discovered such a subject like this. I can at this time relish my future. Thanks very much for your professional and results-oriented guide. I won't think twice to recommend your web site to anyone who needs guide on this situation.

nike free run Sep 29, 2017

Thanks a lot for providing individuals with an exceptionally wonderful opportunity to discover important secrets from this blog. It is usually so sweet and jam-packed with fun for me and my office colleagues to search your blog the equivalent of thrice a week to see the newest things you have got. And of course, I'm so at all times happy with all the impressive ideas served by you. Certain 1 points in this article are absolutely the simplest we have all had.

birkenstock sandals Sep 29, 2017

I am only writing to make you know what a really good discovery my girl undergone checking your webblog. She came to find a wide variety of pieces, not to mention what it's like to have an ideal teaching nature to let the others effortlessly completely grasp selected impossible matters. You actually did more than our expectations. Thank you for displaying these essential, trustworthy, educational and in addition easy guidance on the topic to Janet.

coach factory outlet Sep 30, 2017

My spouse and i ended up being glad that Peter could finish off his web research via the ideas he gained from your web site. It is now and again perplexing to just be freely giving concepts which usually the others could have been making money from. And we all do understand we have the blog owner to be grateful to for this. All the explanations you've made, the easy website menu, the relationships you can help engender - it's got most spectacular, and it's really leading our son in addition to our family consider that the article is amusing, which is incredibly important. Many thanks for the whole lot!

kate spade sale Sep 30, 2017

I just wanted to write a brief message to be able to appreciate you for all of the marvelous facts you are placing here. My particularly long internet investigation has now been honored with pleasant know-how to go over with my friends and classmates. I 'd mention that many of us website visitors are very fortunate to live in a good site with very many wonderful individuals with good suggestions. I feel truly happy to have encountered your entire web site and look forward to really more thrilling minutes reading here. Thanks once again for all the details.

polo ralph lauren Oct 1, 2017

I wish to express appreciation to the writer for bailing me out of this particular difficulty. As a result of scouting throughout the the web and obtaining basics that were not pleasant, I believed my life was well over. Living devoid of the solutions to the issues you've fixed all through the review is a serious case, as well as ones which could have in a wrong way affected my career if I hadn't discovered your site. Your understanding and kindness in dealing with a lot of things was crucial. I am not sure what I would've done if I hadn't come upon such a subject like this. I can at this moment relish my future. Thanks for your time so much for your reliable and sensible help. I won't think twice to recommend your blog to any person who ought to have guide about this subject.

nike huarache Oct 1, 2017

I must convey my gratitude for your kindness giving support to persons that absolutely need help with this important subject matter. Your personal dedication to passing the solution around appeared to be rather powerful and have in every case enabled guys just like me to realize their ambitions. Your insightful information means much to me and even more to my office workers. Many thanks; from all of us.

coach outlet online Oct 2, 2017

I as well as my guys ended up digesting the great techniques on your site then all of the sudden I had a terrible suspicion I had not expressed respect to the web blog owner for those techniques. My people are actually for that reason excited to see all of them and have actually been taking pleasure in those things. We appreciate you simply being so kind and also for selecting variety of smart subject matter millions of individuals are really needing to understand about. My very own honest apologies for not expressing appreciation to earlier.

san diego chargers jerseys Oct 3, 2017

I am only commenting to make you understand of the brilliant experience our princess undergone reading through your webblog. She noticed numerous issues, not to mention how it is like to possess an amazing helping spirit to have certain people smoothly know precisely various advanced topics. You actually did more than our own expectations. Thanks for giving such beneficial, healthy, revealing and as well as fun guidance on the topic to Janet.

michael kors handbags Oct 3, 2017

I want to express my appreciation to this writer just for rescuing me from this type of predicament. As a result of surfing around through the world-wide-web and finding tips which were not pleasant, I believed my life was well over. Being alive without the approaches to the problems you have sorted out all through your main short post is a critical case, as well as the ones that would have adversely damaged my entire career if I hadn't noticed your blog. Your primary talents and kindness in maneuvering all the details was vital. I'm not sure what I would've done if I hadn't encountered such a step like this. I'm able to at this moment look forward to my future. Thanks a lot so much for the high quality and sensible help. I won't hesitate to propose your web page to any person who ought to have recommendations on this situation.

coach outlet Oct 4, 2017

I have to express my appreciation to this writer just for rescuing me from this problem. Right after exploring throughout the internet and seeing things which are not beneficial, I assumed my life was over. Existing without the answers to the difficulties you have sorted out by means of your review is a crucial case, and those which could have negatively damaged my career if I hadn't encountered your web blog. Your personal skills and kindness in maneuvering every aspect was tremendous. I'm not sure what I would have done if I had not come upon such a subject like this. I can at this point relish my future. Thanks so much for the reliable and effective guide. I will not think twice to endorse your site to any individual who needs to have care about this area.

houston texans jerseys Oct 4, 2017

I would like to voice my love for your kind-heartedness in support of women who really want assistance with that idea. Your special commitment to getting the solution along was exceptionally practical and have truly empowered most people like me to arrive at their pursuits. Your own useful guide signifies a whole lot a person like me and extremely more to my mates. Regards; from all of us.

coach handbags Oct 5, 2017

I enjoy you because of all of the efforts on this web site. Kate really likes participating in research and it's easy to see why. Most of us hear all concerning the dynamic form you deliver rewarding secrets through your web blog and even inspire response from some others on that content so our favorite simple princess is without question becoming educated a lot. Have fun with the rest of the new year. You are always carrying out a good job.

Add Comment

Name
E-mail
Comment