Not knowing all the facts and without thinking into the future, many
parents blindly consider homeschooling over public education. Several parents
believe having their children stay at home with them and the family all day would
assemble a better environment for them. Homeschooling doesn't just lack in
socialization, but in education, resources, facilities, extra curricular activities, etc.
Parents and children must accept much more additional responsibility along with
tasks in their everyday lifestyle.
Public educators rarely ever make a mistake while teaching a lesson. They
are also sufficient and experienced in what they teach. Not only can home tutors
and parents easily make mistakes, but they aren't professionally trained to teach
such courses and subjects at a standard level. Jennifer Lynch, a former
homeschool student, said "My tutor taught me how to do math functions a
completely different way, 'til this day I struggle." Considering 47% of
homeschooling parents are either only high school graduates or did not graduate
from high school or have completed less than two years of college, they do not
have faultless education in any area of study, thus parents and tutors not able to
teach the student with efficiency or accuracy ("Objections to Homeschooling").
Even when parents and tutors are making mistake in what they are
teaching the students, they would never know. In public education, a fellow
teacher or even a student could point out what the errors but at homeschools
mistakes are left uncorrected.
When parents become the homeschooling teacher, they must not only set a
positive example, but they must also cope with the children in a professional
manner. Parents and their kids unconditionally have to learn to accept each other
the way they are and manage their differences twenty-four hours a day. Personal
problems may also conflict, at public schools, a teacher would notice when a child
is being abused, students at home with abusive parents have no one to look after
them ("The True Cons of Homeschooling").
Homeschooled students most may become unconditionally dependent.
Their parents would basically do everything for them, supply them with what they
need, choose who their going to be friends with, tell them where to go and not to
go, etc. Children would never learn the art of decision making or accomplish
Statistically, homeschooled children have difficult personalities. Studies
showed more than 30% of homeschooled students are unable to speak
comfortably with strangers and have a lower self-esteem, studies also show that
they are doubtlessly shy compared to the average public school student ("Stats on
Homeschooling"). Public speaking becomes impossible for most homeschooled
students and throughout their lives they tend to deal with this minor but