Pros and Cons of Homeschooling
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This paper offers an overview of public education that is followed by a brief consideration of the pros and cons of homeschooling. The paper concludes that this is an important right for parents, but not a solution for everyone.
From the Paper:"Education is a direct expression of values. Ideas of what constitutes a good education vary according to culture, religion, and social class. Therefore there is not one single definition of education that is universally agreed upon. Political conflicts about education stem from this clash of values.
"Ancient Sparta was one of the first societies to have a system of public education open to the general populace (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_education). Protestant Christian values that stressed the primacy of individual conscience and the authority of Biblical text led to the first European public schools in Scotland in 1561. American public education has always been held to be one of the fundamental foundations of our democratic values. In the United States public education is under the control of the states, who delegate local control to elected school boards.
"The goals of American public education are to teach reading, writing, and mathematics. But in a society as pluralistic in culture, race, and social class as the United States, it is inevitable that teaching anything beyond the core curriculum of these basic skills will arouse disagreement and controversy."
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