at the moment children who are home schooled do not get a high school diploma in Ontario and then have to wait till they are 19 to take a equivalency test. i think that they should be able to get into a university with a portfolio of what they have done for grades 11-12 and an interview. If the Ontario education system wont test these kids and give them a diploma then how are they supposed to apply for university's without all this trouble?
Home schooled children often aren't as competitive as normally schooled kids. Although they move at their own pace. And many kids are homeschooled because they can't AFFORD normal school. 19 is a good age for students to sharpen their skills. Remember, many homeschooled kids don't have government guidence in education.
I myself being home schooled and having met many others know that the competitive nature of these kids is about the same as any other child. many are more advanced because they had one on one teaching and can pass a equivalency test before they are 19. i think that they should have the same chance as any other child and be tested by the university's at 18. also there are many programs now to help parents afford all the supplies for school.
If we go into prices, we're going to fight over politics, democrats, republicans, etc. (assuming you live in the U.S.). Let's not go there. Anyway, schools have an organized course to success. Home Schooled kids often can go as fast- or slow- as they want. This isn't a good thing. Many people who are "home-schooled" don't actually do anything at home. For all we know, some of those parents may not even be aware that school is available. Of course, home schooled kids can be smart, but my point is that normal schooled kids follow an organized path to success. Home Schooled kids can be all over the place. I'm not saying that everyone has to go to school, but with extra time for HomeSchoolers, they can actually understand what's going on.
when children are in school yes, they do have" an organized course to success" but they are in a classroom of 25-30 kids and they don't usually get one on one time also there is alot of bullying and distractions. home schooled kids have one on one teaching and there are groups that get together to study. plus if you see a child that seems to be uneducated and not have the appropriate social skills then most people would inform the CPA (child protective service) the home school groups would do the same. most home schooled kids follow an online course or the leader of that home school group will send them links to certain websites for that grade level. by the way in my first argument i did say Ontario as in Canada. so the laws are different. but i will go by USA laws.
Yes, but there are so many "home-schooled" kids that don't do any learning at all! Many cultures or people who don't value education couldn't care less. They publicize "home-schooling" because they want some respect. Do you ever see those guys out on the street waving signs saying "Taco Bell in 1 mile" or somethings like that? They weren't home-schooled! For all you know they can't even read the signs! We need to give these guys TIME to prepare and actually do something useful in life.