Not Everyone Goes to School. The Alternative Education. Jennifer V. Nadia J. Objectives. What is home school? How does a home school education differ form a public school education? What are the benefits and drawbacks of each? Why do people choose to be home schooled?
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The Alternative Education
What is home school?
How does a home school education differ form a public school education?
What are the benefits and drawbacks of each?
Why do people choose to be home schooled?
Do they follow a curriculum plan?
How does home schooling affect a students social development?
Are the people who teach home school qualified?
Do colleges have a preference for public school students over home school students?
Is home schooling more prevalent in certain geographical areas?
Home schooling is a method of teaching where students are taught at home and are taught by their parents or tutors. They generally don’t go to school although some may go for certain activities or classes.
We asked Kristi this question because she has experienced both public school and home school. This is what she told us.
How does home schooling affect a student’s social development?
Kristi, a home schooled freshman is involved in many church activities that keep her busy throughout the week. In her spare time, she hangs out with friends and talks on the phone
No always, generally the child’s parents teach their child with the aid of books, videos and specialized courses on the internet. Some districts allow the home schooled students to use their books and even participate in certain classes, part time.
There is no U.S. Law that requires having a parent have a degree in teaching
Other families use hire tutors who teach their children. They do this because they want to continue their career but still have their child receive this type of education
Do colleges have a preference for public school students over home schooled students?
We emailed several colleges asking whether they had a preference with public school students or home schooled students. They all replied with a similar answer. It doesn't matter how the student had been previously schooled, as long as they met or exceeded their high school requirements. Every students has to provide the same information and take either the ACT or SAT. We also asked about how much of the students on campus have been home schooled in the past, but most colleges do not keep track of that data.
in certain geographical areas?
Home schooling goes on all around the US but it is more prevalent in rural areas and sparely populated areas such as Alaska. Also military families teach at home because they do not always stay in one place.
Fact: the exact number of home schooled students is not known, but an estimated 700,000-1.2 million students are home schooled. This is only 1-2% of the US school population.