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Should homeschool be allowed in the US

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/4/2016 Category: Education
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Eagle2016

Pro

We have the right to homeschool because of our amendment number 1
Reformist

Con

I dont know why you challenged me

But I accept nonetheless
Debate Round No. 1
Eagle2016

Pro

So you think that we should not be able to homeschool is right? well, I am going to show u that u have the wrong thought. Our economy, the world and many things(such as our dollar have almost been destroyed. Why is that because we have not had good smart people in the government system. Which brings us down to school. Kids in the public school system have so many other activities in the day that they are not having but maybe 3 hours of school. Well in the past 10 years homeschoolers have ranked higher than the average kid. Why is that because we don't fiddle around and we do school the way we are supposed to. We want to learn we don't want to become lazy bums all our life and sit around and waste our life and education. Am I saying that all kids waste their education? BY no means at all, I am saying that people get into so much debt and then waste their education on what is not important.
Reformist

Con

First of all i would like to address the claim that you said in round 1. Homeschooling is not a constitutional right. The supreme court has ruled on this issue and when it has they have ruled in favor of both sides.

So you have no arguement when it comes to the constitutional legality of homeschooling.

http://education.findlaw.com...

Now lets focus on the meat of the issue

1. Time

Homeschooling takes alot out of a parents regular schedule. The average school day is about 7.5 hours. Many homeschooling parents just dont have that time and rarely teach that long. Many parents opt for 4 hours or 5 hours of teaching. This hurts the child because it puts them at a lower quality of education because of this time problem. Pro might state "Well some parents might do more time than the school" however this statement looks at the best of the homeschoolers and not the worst or average. We need to focus on getting children education they need.

2. Misinformation




As we can see about 35 percent of parents homeschool their kids because of religious reasons.

Religious studies can be good however parents sometimes shove misinformation down their throat. They teach that evolution is wrong or that climate change is a hoax. Because of this children are negativley effected because they are being taught wrong things. Many of them dont know basic things such as addition or substraction at ages 9 or 10.

3. Some arent being taught at all

In many cases some kids arent being taught at all due to the lunacy of their parents.

There are cases where children are literally staying at home doing nothing because parents dont care or they think theres no point. A case where a farmers child was being taught nothing but how to draw becasue the child's parents thought the apocaplypse was coming so theres no point to teach.


Look ive seen the success of homeschooling. Some of my best scoring peers are homeschooled but that does not make up for the fact that there is a large amount of the homeschooled population that arent being taught right or being taught at all. They need to attend either a public or private school to get their education.

Sources:

http://education.findlaw.com...

https://en.wikipedia.org...

http://www.middleschool.net...
Debate Round No. 2
Eagle2016

Pro

Eagle2016 forfeited this round.
Reformist

Con

Extend........
Debate Round No. 3
Eagle2016

Pro

Eagle2016 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
Eagle2016

Pro

Eagle2016 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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Vote Placed by U.n 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Forfeit so conduct to Con. Pro's only impactful argument is that kids that are homeschooled rank higher than those that aren't. I don't see a good rebuttal from Con about this but Con's arguments outweigh this one fact greatly. This is because Con's argument that parents teach their children the wrong thing outweighs this, because this misinformation can ruin someones life. Thus I award Con arguments