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Should Homeschooling Be Allowed

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jkgraves735
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/14/2016 Category: Education
Updated: 7 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 249 times Debate No: 89655
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NCAR

Con

I don't think homeschooling should be allowed because it destroys there brains and gives them serious socializing problems.
jkgraves735

Pro

I accept this debate and look forward to my opponent's arguments.
Debate Round No. 1
NCAR

Con

I believe homeschooling shouldn't be allowed because everyone who goes there always come out shy or with social problems because their parents ,or whoever teaches them, never lets them out or see the world with their own eyes.
jkgraves735

Pro

I would wish to point out a few things that are important: my opponent's use of the words "everyone," "always," and "never." My opponent apparently has very little understanding or exposure to homeschooling.

As a little background, I was homeschooled from 2nd through 11th grade. I was not and am not socially awkward or shy. I started a travelling illusions and public speaking stint that worked with suicidal and hurting teens. I have a long-term and serious girlfriend. I have several deep and important friendships. This alone is evidence that it does not "always" happen.

Here's a quick quote from a study on the effects of homeschooling on a child's socialization;

" Several studies found no significant difference in the social skills of homeschooled and non-homeschooled students. Other studies found that homeschooled children score significantly higher on social development rating scales/questionnaires. For instance, one study using the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale, a well-tested diagnostic tool for measuring communication and daily living skills, found that homeschooled students substantially outperformed traditionally schooled students. The average overall score for the homeschooled children on communication, daily living skills, socialization, and social maturity subscales was at the 84th percentile compared to the 23rd percentile for the traditionally schooled students."




I also want to deal with this statement from round one: "it destroys there brains"

Ok, first, it's "their." But continuing, homeschoolers routinely perform better than public schooled individuals by quite a bit. My homeschooled friends and I are all going places in life. I am hoping to get a Ph.D. in Semitic Linguistics from Oxford. One of my friends is becoming a doctor. Several are aiming for law school. "destroys (their) brains" is honestly insulting to me.




End story: my opponent has no backup and seems to simply attack homeschoolers.

Sources:

http://widenerlawreview.org...

http://www.educationandbehavior.com...
Debate Round No. 2
NCAR

Con

NCAR forfeited this round.
jkgraves735

Pro

jkgraves735 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
NCAR

Con

ya ya ya. blah blah blah. argue argue argue. this is getting boring. i'm gonna stay low for a while
jkgraves735

Pro

jkgraves735 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Vote Placed by Kescarte_DeJudica 7 months ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con made no real case for his position, forfeited the second round and declined to continue the debate in the third round. Pro wins by a landslide.