Skip to comments.Homeschooling: Right Choice for Your Child?
Posted on 06/14/2011 10:53:54 AM PDT by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
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I live in rural north Idaho now and see kids suffer for different reasons in public and home schools. Bottomline, the teachers and access to good learning opportunities make the difference in both systems.
We have sent our four boys to public schools in upstate New York and Idaho. My oldest boys thrived in public schools in New York and had to adjust to school here. My oldest had an inept honors English teacher his senior year to the point where she offered to let him teach the class. He also had some of his best teachers here and just graduated from West Point. My youngest has had excellent teachers every year so far. He will be in 6th grade in the fall.
I do not like all that they are exposed to in public school but would not trade the good opportunities for home school.
The home schooled kids I interact with in church and scouts here are, in general, socially isolated and are not thriving once they graduate. I don’t think sitting in front of a computer in a dark basement is a good learning environment. They are not prepared to face the real world and suffer because of it. If they get involved in music, drama, sports and such in the public system they would be better off.
I am sure there are successful home school groups but there are also bad ones. Just as there are good public schools and bad ones.
(revisiting thread)Thanks for the post. Thanks to all posters. BTTT!
There's a church nearby whose sign currently says,
Every home is a school. What does your home teach?