Ever wonder if you are doing the right thing by home-schooling your kids? This may confirm that you have made the right choice. The New York Times has an article, "Would You Want To Be Home-Schooled?" Students, 13 years or older are asked to leave their comments at the end of this short article (no last names, please.)
I read the first handful of comments, which confirmed my belief that our home-schooled kids are getting the best education. Just read a few of these poorly written comments, the grammar and spelling speaks for itself. I especially like the comment from one public-educated student, "some parents may sugar code the kids." What is this sugar code? I think we could definitely use that, I love sugar.
Here are a few of the comments:
In my opinion, i would never turn to home schooling. When you are home schooled, you automaticly loose the whole social experience of school. In the real world you need to be social.
Otherwise you’re going to get know where. I understand that the learning education might be to an advantage while homeschooling because its all one on one and you are the only student reciveing all the help you need whenever you need it. I would never home school my child because I would be holding them back from friends and the social life they will need in the feature. I would never even consider home schooling.
— Macie P.
I believe that home-schooling doesn’t prepares children and teenagers for the ” Real world”. It doesn’t let children that chance to be in a social community with more kids or people. I think Home-schooling has his dos and dont’s.
— Ilenia P
I think homeschooling is dumb. I think homeschooling doesn’t prepare kids for the real world. they don’t learn how to socialize with other people. Some parents may sugar code the kids. So they might not know everything there suppose to know. no i do not agree.
— Leslie R
“ I homeschool and I am *IN* the real world daily. I am not cloistered and learning from a pre-approved, test-ready curriculum created for a myriad of students. I learn from the real-world and its many examples across the subjects.Today I spent my afternoon in an art museum learning not only about the art around me, but about the collectors of the art and why they choose to spend their money collecting art.On Monday, I, with a group of homeschooled friends, dissected a deer brain, heart, and trachea harvested by a hunter friend.Tomorrow I am playing golf with a public-schooled friend because he has the day off for Veteran's Day. But we won't go until after my dad and I put up our own tree stand and prepare for hunting Saturday morning.And next week, I will gather with friends for handwork and hanging out. I'll also go to work with my dad where I participate in and watch him operate a very successful manufacturing business.”
“ In my experience, home schoolers actually spend lots of time in the real world, doing real things, with people of all ages. Which is what your life is like after you graduate from school. It's schooled kids who aren't in the real world, because where else in life are you locked away for 7 hours a day with only your same aged peers to hang out with? ”