These days there is debate about the best forum for children to receive quality education: public schools, charter schools, private schools, school vo...
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When someone mentions homeschooling, do you think of someone who is socially awkward or really nerdy? If so, you have the WRONG impression of homeschoolers.
I realized that the stereotypes and fears I had as a teacher about homeschoolers were all wrong. These teens are informed, well-socialized, involved in their communities, and all-around mature beyond their years.
Advocates of unschooling and critics alike seem to understand the practice as a radically "child-centered" form of education. However, this distorts the vision of unschooling's intellectual father.
Just as there are a plurality of reasons why a family may choose homeschooling, so too there are a plurality of reasons why a family may choose public schooling.
I was homeschooled. I'm 25 now. People often assume that I must be really different from everyone else because of this. Sometimes, I assume that, too....
Thinking differently from most people about school is just part of my identity. How could I not? I grew up without school. My reality is different.
I have to tell you, I think you're way out of line, saying that homeschooled kids are "demented" and that homeschooled kids are "afraid of other children."
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