University of the Cumberlands
Recently, the issue of homeschooling began to rise and ever since, it’s starting to be a controversial topic that grabs people’s attention. Home schooling majorly started in the 1980s and 1990s as a way for religious people especially catholic parents to infuse religion into their kids without any outside distractions. It’s the process of teaching one’s children in the home instead of sending them to a school. It’s seen as a way of providing learning outside of the public and private school environment. There are a lot of benefits as to which why most parents I American chooses the system. The core idea that kids need to earn at the speed, and in the style appropriate for them ( Chris Weller, 2018). The method of teaching is usually personalized and decided by the parents, that fits the pace of student and their abilities. Another benefit of home schooling is that students can really learn more about what they really care about and what matters to them instead of learning things that means nothing to them. Typical homeschool system don’t usually have a formal curriculum, so that makes it easier for the parents to formulate theirs and teach their kids they content they really want to learn.
Bullying is starting to be a very serious issue especially in America. A lot of students get bullied and not all of them get the justice they deserve, meaning that some situations get overlooked regardless of how serious it is. Because of that, most victims of bullying tend develop depression which could lead to various things like suicide, socially isolated and shooting up the school. Home schooling can be seen has a safe place where students most can feel comfortable and wouldn’t have to go through the bullying phase. They don’t deal with all the downsides of being around kids in a toxic school environment (Chris Weller, 2018). Homeschooled kids are able to learn in a more harmonious and comfortable environment. Majority of people with less little or no knowledge of the home-schooling system tend to think that home schoolers have no social skills. Home school students are regularly engaged in social and educational activities outside their homes and with people other than their nuclear-family members (Brian D. Ray, 2019).
As much as how most people think that home school system is the ideal way of learning, there are other people who think the opposite. According to David Ferrer, social life is the bane and boon of homeschooling. He thinks it’s a great frustration and a great reward, depending on how you look at it. Homeschoolers are limited in some areas socially, compared to public school students. Home schooling parents often overlook the fact that home schooling is a less social way of learning than within a school classroom. They believe that home schooled children can still meet other people through activities such as extra-curricular activities and educational clubs.