Is homeschooling better than tradional schooling

June 7, 2019, 9:11 am

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The debate "Is homeschooling better than tradional schooling" was started by Aditya_17 on June 7, 2019, 9:11 am. By the way, Aditya_17 is disagreeing with this statement. 14 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 33 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

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I agree that education needs to evolve away from rote memorization and into more creative forms... but it doesnt change the fact that some public schools are unconstitutionally underfunded (a fixable problem) and vast majority of parents are not skilled enough to be teachers of all subjects (not a fixable problem)

also, smaller class sizes are better, but 1 or 2 students is way to small and will hurt learning of even nonsocial skills.

2 weeks, 2 days ago

Just my 2 cents.

I've been homeschooled and went to public school off and on until I graduated.

This depends a lot on the individual.
Do you learn better in small groups or large?
Are you introverted or extroverted?
What subject matter is necessary in terms of a chosen career?
What pace do you learn at?

Yes, homeschooling CAN make you very socially awkward. Yes, public school is filled with tons of very negative influences. And vice versa!


IMO there needs to be customization and room for change in education in general.

2 weeks, 2 days ago

although if I lived in certain underperforming and underfunded school districts, homeschooling may have its benefits. but that is not due to the benefits of home schooling but the failings of our unequal system.

2 weeks, 3 days ago

not only do they need a strong understanding of the subject they are going to teach, they must also understand how to teach.

2 weeks, 3 days ago

If the person doing the home schooling is highly trained and an effective teacher, then I can see how it could be better. A much smaller class size could significantly improve student learning.

But that is almost certainly not going to be the case. Most parents are not highly educated in all subjects, if they are highly educated in any subject at all. So you giving up the benefit of teachers who have been trained in that field for each subject. So the quality of education is almost certainly going to be poorer.

Additionally, school also has a social aspect. In the real world you are going to need to interact with other people. Learning those social skills when you are home schooled is going to be much harder.

2 weeks, 4 days ago
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