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yasmine2
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Loserboi
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Homeschooling is better for children than public schools

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 8/19/2010 Category: Education
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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yasmine2

Pro

To begin with, home schooling has an advantage in shielding the child from the adverse effects of peer pressure and its resulting problems. From kindergarten to high school children, children are faced with difficult choices (driking alcohol, wagging etc.) just because they feel that, if they don't engage in the activities of the group/clique, they would be kicked out or excluded.

According to http://www.familyfirstaid.org...

* The Adolescent Substance Abuse Knowledge Base reports that right around 30% if teens are offered drugs in middle school and high school.
* According to the National Household Survey on Drug Use and Health from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 74.3% of high school students have tried alcohol.
* 3.1 million teenagers smoke, according to the American Lung Association.
* The Kaiser Foundation reports that about 50% of teenagers feel pressured with regard to sex in relationships.
Loserboi

Con

Shielding a child from other children is not necessarily a good thing. Kids need other kids for human interaction it is a essential part of living. A parent who shields their kids from the outside world will show in adverse effect on their future, because the kid might become anti-social from all the missed experiences to learn how to properly interact with others.

Just because a kid is home schooled does not mean he will not be offered drugs, the parent has to let the kid out of the house sometime. Drugs can be offered from anywhere, does not have to be in public school or private school, it can be just on the street.

There is not a 0% chance that students that are home schooled will not try alcohol, same for smoking and sex.

Your link and sources only target teenagers but it does not specifically state whether they are home schooled, Private school, or public schools. So you still have to prove why home schooling is better than public schooling
Debate Round No. 1
yasmine2

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Debate Round No. 2
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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Koopin 6 years ago
Koopin
"Shielding a child from other children is not necessarily a good thing."

BAH! READ FIRST COMMENT!
Posted by Koopin 6 years ago
Koopin
Yasmine2, please make a ridiculously long round 2.
Posted by Loserboi 6 years ago
Loserboi
please no ridiculously long round 2, please no ridiculously long round 2, please no ridiculously long round 2
Posted by LaissezFaire 6 years ago
LaissezFaire
The statistics in your post aren't really evidence that homeschooling is better than government schooling, because they don't compare %'s between the two groups. If you want some examples of statistics that do compare homeschoolers to government schoolers:

A 2009 study found that they score an average of 30 percentile points higher than government school students on standardized tests. (This is true regardless of family income, how much money the family spent on homeschooling, whether or not the parents went to college, whether or not one of the parents was a certified teacher, or whether the student was male or female) [1] Another study found that the wide white-black gap in standardized test scores among government school students narrowed to 5% for homeschoolers. [2] Studies also show that homeschooled students are less susceptible to peer pressure, are more involved in outside activities, and, later in life, more likely to participate in community service activities than non-homeschoolers (71 vs 37%), and more likely to say they were "very happy" with their lives (58.9 vs 27.6%). [3] Homeschoolers are also more likely to take college courses than non-homeschoolers, and admissions officers at many colleges now actively recruit homeschoolers. A Dartmouth College admission officer noted: "The applications from homeschoolers I've come across are outstanding. Homeschoolers have a distinct advantage because of the individualized instruction they receive."

[1] Brian D. Ray, Homeschool Progress Report 2009: Academic Achievement and Demographics, http://hslda.org...

[2] "Academic Statistics on Homeschooling," Home School Legal Defense Association, October 22, 2004, http://www.hslda.org...

[3] Chris Klicka, "Socialization: Homeschoolers Are in the Real World," Home School Legal Defense Association, March 2007, http://www.hslda.org...
Posted by XStrikeX 6 years ago
XStrikeX
Doesn't it really depend on what kind of child you have?
Posted by lovelife 6 years ago
lovelife
Even tho I agree with pro.
Posted by lovelife 6 years ago
lovelife
Lol if its still here tomorrow I'll take it.
Posted by Koopin 6 years ago
Koopin
Depends on what homeschooling you are talking about. I personally am going through an accredited program so I can actually get my diploma. Kids who do not do this have a harder time getting into college. Also, a mother should only home-school if they are not going to shelter there kids. Let them get out and go places. My mom's biggest fear was that we would grow up anti-social, so we were always doing stuff with other people. Now when I am around people and they find out I am home-schooled, they are surprised. Ugg, stereo types are not fun though. They only play the stereo types on the news.

Since homeschooling is good for some, and public schooling good for others, I do not think we could say that one is better for ALL kids. It is just like saying you like blue shirts, so everyone should wear blue.
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