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Religious parents are not the only ones choosing to teach their children at home. Spurred by online access to education resources, a flex-time economy, and an uneasiness about the quality of private and public school education, an increasing number of affluent parents also are opting to turn their living rooms into classrooms. Read more about this growing trend from BusinessWeek.

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I found this article to be very interesting. I have discussed homeschooling with some people online and I've gotten some similar information. It seems as though most parents are choosing to homeschool because they don't think the "traditional" schools in their area are good enough. I personally went to public school and don't feel I am lacking anything. However, I also had a very good district and very involved parents. My experience with public school may not have been as good had my parents not made the extra effort to teach me things on their own.

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I think that the article had a definite angle that it is in favor of home school. I don't think an argument for either side can be as broad as they have made it. The article did things like point out that some guy won this or that and he was home schooled. I think that home school can be a valid form of education for some, but for others there can be a variety of reason for it not working well. I am a teacher and most subjects I could not teach as well as my colleagues. I think that on both sides of the issue there are benefits. Home schooled kids get lots of opportunity for family time and more freedoms to do field-trip type activities. I also think that the social environment provided by the variety of kids that make up a school is a positive of the public school. I think that my colleagues to a great job of teaching in varying styles and bringing out a great variety of view points that I would not likely have. We all have different experiences that include the good and bad of both schooling styles. I know people whose home schooling was great and others who missed out on a lot of social development by staying home. I also know people who's public/private schooling was great and others that could have benefited from the home school experience.
I don’t think that is can be a blanket decision. All families are different. I don't know how the decision can even be made for a family as a whole. All kids have their different needs, and decisions should be made based on those needs.

For me the main goal of studying is to aquire communication skills. That's why I'm against home studying.

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