What is the Issue?
There are many issues in regards to education and
how to guarantee that students get the necessary
fundamentals to succeed in the real world.
One option that seems to be discussed and has caused
a movement in the educational system is the topic of
How does The Homeschool Movement work?
Is it a solution to a problem or an issue itself?
These are the kinds of questions that will be
discussed in regards to this topic.
How Does this Issue Work?
Homeschooling is the education of children at home
by tutors or parents rather than in the other settings
of public or private school.
It is provided to children as an alternative learning
environment to public or private schools outside of
It is basically a way for students to explore on their
own and at their own pace: interest-motivated or self-
Is This Issue A Solution To A Problem or
the Issue Itself?
I believe that The Homeschool Movement is a solution
to a problem
How is it a solution to a problem?
-Parents feel that the public education system does not meet the
academic needs of the children
-Parents are dissatisfied with the cultural lessons learned in the
educational environment where the government has control and
power to regulate what is taught in the classrooms.
-Public schools are hostile to religious values and morals
-Education system is inflexible
So, parents feel that homeschooling is the best
option for their children because it gives them
freedom religiously, morally, and academically.
Who or What is Making This
The expectations and demands of the education
system today stifles students’ abilities to learn
Parents want their children to succeed in their
education, so they choose a more effective alternative
which is homeschooling.
It is a cause and effect situation:
The parents are against the public education system, so
they favor homeschooling more.
So, parents are making The Homeschool Movement
happen to ensure their child is comfortable and
getting the necessary fundamentals they need.
History of Homeschooling
In the early 1960’s, Raymond
Moore began to debate about the
problems of institutional
R.J. Rushdoony began to advocate
The debate soon declined but was
replaced in the 1970’s when the
Supreme Court upheld that
removing prayer in schools was
Now homeschooling is
recommended in situations where
bullying is involved.
The homeschool enrollment has
increased over the years.
Cost To Society
I don’t believe there is a cost to society for ignoring
the option of joining the homeschool movement.
It is a decision that has to be made between the
parent and child
If the child is uncomfortable in a public education
environment and the parent is unhappy with the
results, then homeschooling might be an option for
Solutions To This Issue?
Public schools are finding ways to keep schools safe
for students and teachers.
They are finding ways for students to participate in
They are restructuring the standards and lesson plans
so that each student has a chance to learn more
What Is Good or Bad About
-It is good that homeschooling is an option for parents and
children where they can feel comfortable about their
-It’s interesting that the number of homeschooled
children has risen over the years.
-The question of whether homeschooled students are
getting the same fundamentals as public school students
-The lack of social skills for homeschooled children is in
question for me. Do they struggle with socializing with
Strengths and Weaknesses
-More parental involvement
-Quality of relationships between child and parents are strengthened
-Important socialization skills are obtained because more time for outside
activities like dance, sports, etc.
-More attention is given to the child because homeschool teachers do not
contend with large classes
-Critics believe students are isolated form the outside world
-Students are not exposed to the diversity of beliefs when homeschooled
-lack of peer interaction
-instructor may lack resources or facilities to deliver a well-rounded
How Do I Relate To This
I do relate to this issue somewhat because I once
wanted to be homeschooled when I was younger.
It wasn’t that I was having a hard time in school; It
was just that I wanted to be at home all the time.
I believed that homeschooling allowed flexibility and
more attention would be given to me without any
other distractions that would be if I was in a public or
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