Home Education: Legal and Beneficial Argumentative Essay

Home Education: Legal and Beneficial
A review of the benefits and legal standing of home school education in the United States.
# 147070 | 2,213 words | 7 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Feb 14, 2011 in Education (General) , Public Administration (General)

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This paper discusses the thesis that parents are not only entitled to elect educational options for their children, involvement in a child's education, whether at home or supplementary, is a parental obligation.
The paper examines the common parental motivations to home school such as levels of academic standards and religious requirements. It also looks at the legality of homeschooling and state rulings as well as its benefits. In addition, the paper examines the argument about home schooling regarding socialization, including an evaluation of socialization in the homeschool environment verses public and/or private sector.

From the Paper:

"Dissatisfied with the performance of the public school systems, American families have begun to embark on education within the home. The majority of parents electing to educate within the home fall into one of the following categories, the religious-right, and/or the countercultural-left. The differences of the two strains illuminate the various motivations citied by parents that seek other educational alternatives. Many parents are motivated to deviate from the public school system due to the desire to incorporate religious values into education, some elect homeschooling because out of concern regarding crime and lack of discipline within the government schools, many object to the conformity required within the bureaucracy of public schools, others share concern regarding the declining quality of education, and many insist that children are best educated by parents. The common theme shared by all that opt to educate within the home is the dissatisfaction of the education system within the United States. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Hyman, I. A., & Snook, P. A. (2000). Dangerous Schools and What You Can Do about Them. Phi Delta Kappan, 81(7), 488. Retrieved August 2, 2010, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com.
  • Klicka, C. (1995). The Right to Home School: A Guide to the Law on Parent's Rights in Education. Durham, N.C. : Carolina Academic Press.
  • Knowles, J. (1991). Now We Are Adults: Attitudes, Beliefs, and Status of Adults Who Were Home-educated as Children. Retrieved July 28, 2010, from: http://questia.com
  • Llewellyn, G., & Silver, A. (2001). Guerrilla Learning: How to Give Your Kids a Real Education with or without School. New York: Wiley.
  • Pierce v. Society of Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, 268 U.S. 510 (1925). Retrieved on July 22nd, 2010, from: http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com

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