Imagine how nice it would be to have school right in your own home.
As earlier stated, analysis of the data from a number of researches on homeschooling indicates that individuals who go through the system are better socialized and well educated than individuals who go through public schooling. Homeschooling provides an opportunity for the establishment and growth of family relationships between children and parents, who act as tutors (Gregory & Martine 34). Some state that appropriate parent certification and government regulation are a must have for effective home schooling. Not all support homeschooling. Some question the benefits and usefulness of home schooling. The main objections used or given against home schooling is that it is unfavorable in the development of social skills of children. This misconception or view results from the assumption that individuals that go through home schooling are stuck in their house twenty four hours a day for all the seven days of the week. The people who promote this view fail to realize that kids who go through home schooling have many great opportunities to meet, mingle and interact with other children.
College Students who were Homeschooled. Journal of College Student
Home schooled students also do exceptionally well on the SAT's, their average score is around 1083 and a non- home schooled child average is 1016 (Klicka Homeschooled Students Excel in College).
Safety and Learning Environment: Many parents teach their children at home because they can provide a better learning atmosphere than what can be provided in a public school system. The home environment lacks drugs, peer-pressure for the latest designer clothes, and gangs. Parents spend much more time and interact with their children one-on-one which, often, is nowhere close to the large teacher/student ratio within the public schools.
Home schooled children have more time to learn these skills.
Milton Gaither is a professor at Messiah College in Grantham, PA. He performs his own research on homeschooling and posts information about this subject on his website. Professor Gaither provides a critique of Dr. Ray’s 2010 academic achievement study for homeschoolers. In short, Professor Gaither supports the views by some critics of the study by writing “in short, Ray’s sample is way more conservative, way more Christian, and way, way whiter than the American norm.”
This information can be found at
(1999)Study on home schooling, conducted by Dr.
This 2000 scholarly journal article is one of the best articles that you can find that gives reasons why home schooling “undermines deliberative democracy and public education as an institution with potential to serve the common good. Home schooling negates the public interest in how education is provided. It undermines the common good by withdrawing social capital as well as children from public schools to the detriment of students remaining in these schools and by undermining, as an exit strategy, the ability of public education to improve and become more responsive as a democratic institution.” This article, alone, goes a LONG way to explain the argument that homeschooling is a threat to producing informed “good citizens.”
Not many non-home schooled children can complete these simple tasks.
This is the first big research study performed in 1999 that showed that homeschoolers do quite well on academic achievement tests. This report/study can be found free online at:
Many home schooling families join the public school for sports.
This is an older 2001 magazine article, BUT it is an EXCELLENT article with a number of “cons” that can be used in your research paper, essay, report, or speech. With less students in public schools, then that means less state and federal funding for public education. Parents who want to teach their children at home need to realize that it takes a BIG commitment on their part in time, money, and effort to teach “their” students. ESPECIALLY helpful are the quotes from the homeschooled students about socialization. Here are some examples: