Homeschool Verses Public School Essay

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Rebecca Rosa
Compare and Contrast Essay Rough Draft
The great philosopher, Plato, once said, “Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.” This statement is so powerful. It is important to consider the individual educational needs of children when determining whether public school or home school is the best academic choice. We live in a country where we are blessed to take a step back and find the fit that suits our children the best.
Public school and home school offer very different learning environments. When assessing a child, one should consider what kind of
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Some children get lost in the public school system because they do not grow and learn as fast as other children. Some children have a hard time taking in information and need a change or different direction in how they are able to have the information presented to them. There are many ways that children learn and if parents take the time to find out how their child learns the best, the choice in how to educate will come easier. Once you have the information you need to understand your child, look at the academic resources available to you. Many parents find that the public school setting fits their child and their personality and learning style. Some parents find that public school isn’t for them so they look to smaller classrooms and other options made available to the child in a charter or private school setting. When you put your child in a charter or private school, the parents are usually expected to do some volunteer hours and are encouraged to be a regular part of the everyday school life. Courses are available to children that are not found in a public school setting such as violin, piano, theatre, drama, web design, choir, art, guitar, dance, etc. If none of these options fit your child or their learning style, there are home school resources available to the parent/guardian. Many parents choose to use an online public school program. This program offers the child the public school curriculum with the convenience of home