Homeschooling is better than public schooling
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First round is acceptance. Next 3 are arguements/rebuttals. MUST cite sources, provide logical explanations. Good luck!
First off I would like to thank my opponent for accepting the challenge.
Now, the first point I would like to discuss is peer pressure. Being in public schools, children have much peer-pressure. This can lead to many bad choices, such as drugs or premature sex. It's a sad, but true fact. Homeschooling, you are not around as many adolecents. Many people would consider this a disatvantage, however it is not so. There are many social outlets without having the negative influences. One also becomes much closer to the parents and has a better relationship in the family.
There are many, MANY myths about homeschoolers that have proven to be just what they are... myths. One myth is that homeschoolers have no friends. That is not true. We, being homeschoolers, have many friends. Many of us attend sports or choir. Others go to church or co-ops where they can have social interaction. Just because someone's homeschooled, doesn't mean they have no friends.
Homeschooling allows students to be taught in a positive invironment. Also, according to the Acedemic Statistics on Homeschooling, many studies have uncovered that, on average, homeschoolers' outpreform their peers. One reason for this may be that homeschoolers get one-on-one tutoring. They experience higher level subjects earlier. Another reason may be because they can move on from one subject to the next. They don't have to wait on other students.
Homeschooling allows certain disabilities to be better addressed. Many students struggle in certain areas where the teacher can't help them. The parents will be able to better asses the problem and fix it. This futher educates the child. Many students are kinesthetic and cannot bear to sit down for 8 hours. Homeschooling allows them to move around in the comfort of their home while doing school.
That brings me on to my final point. Homeschoolers do school at home. This allows them to be more comfortable when doing tests. They aren't thinking about all the other people in the room. They are focused on the work they are doing. This results in better grades.
My opponent stated that being in public school allows students to be up to speed with the exact level of intelligence... might I ask what the EXACT level is? There is no such thing; it's different for everyone! My exact is different from yours which is different from his and so on.
My opponent also stated that there are no distractions because distractions aren't allowed. While distractions may not be allowed, don't we still get distracted? Sitting in a room full of childern your own age, thinking about earlier conversations, thinking about next period, hearing the clicking of pencils tapping desks next to you... that can be VERY distracting.
My previous arguements still stand. Thank you!
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Vote Placed by birdlandmemories 2 years ago
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