Should parents be allowed to homeschool their children?

Posted by: Sophia13

Why or why not?

  • Yes, parents should be allowed to homeschool their children. Children should not have to attend school.

  • No, parents should not be allowed to homeschool their children. All children must attend school.

84% 16 votes
16% 3 votes
  • Only to a certain extant.

  • Public schools have their own political and social agenda that is increasingly becoming more and more unGodly and unChristian.

    Posted by: AFMann
  • Yeah, parents should be allowed to homeschool their children. Children should not have to attend school. Its their own choice. If they feel its fine, then they can homeschool their kids and kids interest is more important here. According to 1996 Education Act, The parent of every child of compulsory school age shall cause him to receive efficient full time education suitable to his age, ability and aptitude and to any special education needs he may have either by regular attendance at school or OTHERWISE.

  • Many homeschooled kids receive better education at home than at school, not to mention the fewer bad influences. Check out my debate called "Homeschooling."

  • If parents can prove their competence as teachers, they should be allowed to home school their children.

  • I have been both public schooled and homschooled and I have to say that I am learning a lot more at home than I every would in a public school. In public school the teachers can't speed up to help the excelled kids I was the one kid that was learning high school history in 5th grade but the teachers couldn't do anything about it because everyone else was still on 5th grade subjects.

    Posted by: Ralex
  • Yes, they should be able to opt out of the public education system and shouldn't have to shell out thousands per year for a private education.

  • There are obvious ADVANTAGES to homeschool such as freedom, Parent-child bonding, More time to spend on passions, Interest based learning, Better social environment as you would have more time to go out and meet people at places you choose to be rather than end up in the same class by random chance, And overall happiness of course.

  • Going to a school with professionally trained teachers would benefit the children in the long-term. The teachers would know the curriculum and be able to deliver it in a way that would keep the kids entertained at the same time. The more strict schedule of organized schools would teach kids how to be on time. Plus, being in a class of other kids their age would give kids better social skills, raise their chances of finding friends, and overall increase their potential to have a successful life. There are too many benefits of organized school to ignore here, and we can't just decide that our children won't have what's best for them just because we feel like it. This whole school system has been put in place for them, and for a good reason, too.

  • Homeschooling again... I guess I‘m just too lazy to copy from my big issues argument this time so this is all I'll say: Specialisation.

  • School isn't simply the transfer of facts from teacher to student. School is a massive social community, a place o learn, grow and mature. Taking kids away from that greatly DISADVANTAGES them later on in life. When a child at primary level is doing well academically, but cannot transition or cope with socialising well they get extra support. Because in most cases that IS more important than that of academic value. Anyone can teach kids facts, it takes more to be a teacher. This besides the obvious indoctrination. Kids should be presented with everything unbiased, so they can choose what they want to do in life not forced into something by parents.

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