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This paper examines home schooling, a method of schooling that has been used since the beginning of time. When publicly-funded schools began, the movement began to lose steam as parents began to send their children to what are now considered traditional schools. It looks at how there is a variety of reasons for parents to keep their children at home for schooling, including religious concerns, educational philosophy, and the opportunity to more adequately deal with the special needs of their child. It also discusses how, over the years, the courts have more readily allowed home schooling as a substitute for government-mandated, compulsory schooling and how there have been different concerns about home schooling over the years. It examines how two of the most prominent questions asked about the validity of the method are how well the students achieve academically and how they adjust socially.
From the Paper:"One of the most prevalent reasons parent choose to homeschool is religion. Many parents want to be able to base instruction on religious teachings and moral values. Since the mid-twentieth century, the public school system has been a battle ground for religion. Prayer has been removed from schools, creationism is forbidden in the curriculum in many places and in some parts of the country, the pledge of allegiance has been outlawed because of the phrase "under God". These factors have led many parents to place their children in homeschool in order to provide a more religious and value based environment for their education."
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Home Schooling (2004, November 22) Retrieved April 19, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/essay/home-schooling-53660/
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