School Choice: Public Education vs. Home School
When Americans think of education, they almost automatically think of public education. Through the years, it is slowly changing. Many parents today are deciding to home-school their children. Although most people think that a public education is better, most statistics and facts tend to show that home schooling is beneficial in more ways. It is estimated that parents are now teaching over two million children at home, rather than in public or even private schools.
Education in our public schools has been on the down slope for over twenty years now. Public schools have lost all values and biblical morality. This was what our country was founded on and it has been replaced with humanism. One example of humanism in our schools is that they teach evolution, not creationism. Some people believe that this problem is happening because of the removal of God and prayer in public schools; the U.S. Supreme Court did this in 1962. Beginning in 1962, SAT scores plummeted. Teen pregnancies, teen sexual diseases, teen suicides, teen alcohol, drug abuse, pornography, and illiteracy rates abruptly increased 200 to 300 percent (Klicka 48). Violence is one of the main
The child can spend more time on what they need help in the most and this leaves more time for hands-on activities for the children to learn by. Michigan school district encounter a law suit after many seventh through eleventh graders received instruction in self-Pleasuring Techniques that involved instructions in masturbation, and descriptions of sexual fantasies involving group and homosexual acts (Klicka 56). In the past few years, home schooling has had a tremendous rise and has proved to be very successful in providing effective education. Though this is not always the case for all students and all public school systems, it has shown true many times. There is also a higher use of drugs and alcohol among kids in public schools. The disciplinary problems of children usually start even before they reach public school. The typical student at a public school spends 367 hours (more than two hours a day) in activities such as lunch, recess, and class changing. Home schooling is just an option that parents have to get their children away from corrupted public education system. Critics of home schooling attack it on many fronts, arguing that children are not taught by qualified professionals, homes often do not possess the resources of schools, home-schooled children tend to be isolated from their peers, and systematic evaluation of children learning rarely occurs in the home (Simmons 1994). Over 80 percent of public high school students drink alcohol and 45. On the other hand, when adults think about educating their children, they often forget the option of home school. These factors and many more, are why parents of today society are choosing this method. Social skills are no longer a problem for home schooled children.