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Bunyod
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Voodio
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Homeschool is better than public school.

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Started: 9/26/2013 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Bunyod

Pro

It is much more comfortable to do assignments at home, feeling no stress and no unnecessary noises.
You can repeat your topics as much as you want, until you will perfectly understand them. You do not have to ask somebody to repeat what was said, because you easily can repeat everything by yourself.
There is nobody who can distract you. It will be easier to understand courses and you will memorize them better.
There are no students who sells drugs, if you are homeschooling. You do not feel pressured or abused by other students. Children cannot negatively influence you, if you are studying at home.
Sometimes students fight each other in public schools, however at home you are safe.
Of course you can interact, socialize with other kids at a public school more easily than at home, but you also can invite some of your good friends and study with them together sometimes, or if it even improves your studying, then you could invite your good(do not do drugs, study good, positive) friends all the time.
Voodio

Con

Schools, public or private, are where children to young adults learn the very necessary social skills to deal with each other, compose themselves and learn what is expected from society to survive and exceed. While home schooled children do proportionately better at testing I argue that tests are not a true determination of overall life skills. While children who are home schooled are not bullied or peer pressured into negative acts I argue that dealing with bullies and peer pressure is essential in the ability to overcome these issues. These things can not be taught, they must be experienced. You need to know how to learn in a noisy and sometimes hostile environment. You need to learn how to say no, how to get along. A parent can only control so much. Over protection from these very real and often occurring facts of life can leave a child unready for the real world. We learn together as a society in order to work together as a society. While homeschooling has its benefits I believe it lacks the very nature of schooling out. The ability to deal with the real world.
Debate Round No. 1
Bunyod

Pro

Surely, children may experience lots of things at public schools starting from good emotions to horrible feelings as drugs. If talking about great experience and the ability to deal with the real world, there are millions of people who go to public schools, few of them become directors or business owners, most of them become general workers, and some end up doing drugs or doing suicides. The statistics show, that homeschoolers get better jobs and almost never end up doing drugs. Most of great people get their special experience outside the school. There are lots of activities that children can do in order to excellence their personalities. Public schools just give general experience. However, at home kids still cannot deal with drugs or something like that, parents watch them almost all the time. Children whether smart or not, if they are emotionally weak, can be broken, when are bullied by some other students, or pressured by them, when at home nobody does that. Almost everyone knows these people: Thomas Alva Edison, Theodore Roosevelt, Tim Tebow. Each of them were homeschooled. Now, where did they get such a good experience to become this great people? Confidently, they did activities out of their homes, however, general skills were achieved by homeschooling.
Voodio

Con

I would like you, in the next round, to site the evidence (statistics) that state people who aren't home schooled end up as general workers, drug users or 'doing suicide'. I would also like to ask why being a worker is fundamentally worse than being a 'director' or 'business owner'. I believe that living a healthy and happy life with a happy family is a true determinant of your success, not what you do for a living. There are many 'workers' (like that's a bad thing) who are excellent parents and make a decent salary.
What do you mean by special experience? Do you mean that the things that leave an impression on your life happen outside of school? You mean the place where you spend 8 hours a day, 5 days a week for at least 12 years? Where you are molded into the person you are going to be? Or do you mean the place where you find life long friendships and first loves? My fondest memories, and some of my most horrifying are from school. Whether good or bad, I had those EXPERIENCES and it has made me into a more well rounded and knowledgeable person for having them.
Children who are home schooled do have less of a chance to be influenced by drugs and bullying because they are completely shielded from that. It also means that the baby bird is completely cut off from knowing how to deal with these things. In your first argument you said that parents could allow certain types of friends into their baby bird's life. How is a parent to know exactly what type of person these supposed friends will turn out to be? Will the parents befriend them and hang out with them first? Maybe give them a friendship test to vet them? How would a parent know if this friend will not get him/her into trouble anyway? Parents, even if they want to, can not monitor every action a child makes. An overprotective parent can also lead to a kid who wants nothing more than to rebel and do the exact opposite from what they are told. It leads to that child feeling trapped and alone, only wanting to break free from their parents and by extension their rules.
I would state the argument that being home schooled can in fact leave the student at the time of higher education weaker emotionally and socially when dealing with college kids. A place where there are a lot of drugs and partying. It leaves them basically inexperienced to deal with people in their peer group. Where are the parents then? Do they go to college with the kid and make sure they do everything right? Vet their college friends and check their diet? Pop in every day to make sure they aren't drinking or using drugs?
All that being said, a lot of this has to do with what type of parents you have and what type of person you are. You can definitely lead a great life being home schooled OR being publicly schooled. Each has its merits. Tom Edison, Theo Roosevelt, Tim Tebow were born with genius or athleticism. Their parents, schooling along with about a million other things made them who they are. To say that they wouldn't have excelled if they weren't home schooled is silly. To say that they would have been happier or sadder not being home schooled is impossible, they haven't experienced it. A person can have a wonderful life either way. It depends on the parent, the child and everything in between.
Debate Round No. 2
Bunyod

Pro

Firstly, as it shown at http://www.home-school.com..., homeschool dominates the public school, combo of all subtests shows that homeschooled kid's average is 89%, when public's one is 50%
Secondly, the topic is not about jobs - which one is better, which one is worse. Do not go off the topic. Everyone knows that directors ranked higher than their assistants or workers, no one is talking that some job is better than the other.
Thirdly, not just you, but millions of people get their memorable experiences at public school, which means, that it is not special experience. Special experience is about getting greatly self-improved, by doing something outside of either public school or homeschool. It does not depend on type of school. I am writing this, because you started writing about experience. It is always different for everyone, however special means unordinary, that you do not get from schools.
Fourthly, if you are homeschooled, you are not separated from the world, you can do sports at sport clubs, you can go to a library, it is quite there, also you can meet lots of new people at that place. Children have lots of friends who come over to each others' houses. Usually, these friends are kids of parent's friends, this is how parents know about their children's friends.
Fifthly, people are not born as geniuses or athletes, they become geniuses and athletes. The way how world affects people, makes them change, start thinking unusually. When, a child goes to public school, he usually thinks as everyone does, but when he is homeschooled, he does not think of how to become a popular student, he thinks of something different.
Finally, homeschooled kids are not emotionally weak, because their parents know that children can be less sociable and not experience things that students at public school do. This is why they watch educating movies with their kids, try to make their children to do outside activities, maybe do debates, playing musical instruments, there are lots of interesting things to do, which will improve kids in all ways. These activities and not going to a public school, makes homeschooled guys different, they think in a different way comparing to students from public schools. Because, they do not experience public school stuff, they experience something totally different. It makes that think differently compare to teenagers from public schools.
Voodio

Con

Voodio forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Sagey 3 years ago
Sagey
Home school students have less social skills than public school students who have learned to hone their social skills through interactive contests with other students.
Home school students have less drive to learn than public school students because of the competitive nature of goal achievement.
Home school has little competition, so low dopamine drive for success, which can produce a student that is slow to learn and lacking drive and ambition.
There are many psychological benefits in being in competition with others and having a high degree of social interaction.
I've met many home schooled children during my employment and having to train them in my trade was much harder work than with those from public schools, who had far more drive and could communicate with customers easier, due to their long experience in social interaction with other children.
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