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Homeschooling

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Started: 4/13/2016 Category: Education
Updated: 7 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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mhanes

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Homeschooling is not the ideal learning situation. Homeschooling involves the loss of income due to a parent needing to stay home instead of work, the inability for parents to teach what is necessary, limited social interactions, and the negative stigma of homeschooling may induce unwanted attitudes from outsiders.
DoctorFight

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I know that, at least here in Canada, 30% of all marriages with children are single-income, (1) so unless one wants to argue that single-income families are not economically viable, then it is certainly out of line to argue that homeschooling somehow puts an economic damper on those families that choose to practice it. Oftentimes in areas that lack access to preferred schooling, or in situations in which a child suffers from a form of disability, homeschooling is certainly more desirable.

The persisting myth that children who are homeschooled will become socially maladjusted is unfounded, in fact, quite the contrary: some studies have suggested that children who are homeschooled will actually have *less* of a chance of growing up socially maladjusted than those who were reared in a peer-dominant environment. (2) Regular schooling can, more than anything, damage a child's self-esteem, reinforce social heirarchies, and likely has a higher chance to create more antisocial, insular children than homeschooling. (3)

(1) http://www.statcan.gc.ca...

(2) https://www.nheri.org...

(3) http://www.wired.com...
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