AMERICAN HOME SCHOOLING SYSTEM 3
systems where only qualified teachers are allowed to teach the kids and the class settings allows
for the children to debate issues. The limited social setting has been seen as a limitation to a
child’s learning in homeschooling.
Some of the arguments provided against home schooling system may be right since no
one system is perfect. There are certain special cases where homeschooled students don’t get as
much learning as expected. This may take place in situations where parents are not well
connected and do not understand how to go about home schooling their children. It has been
noted that homeschooling requires a lot of dedication and funding to be effective. This however
does not discredit the effectiveness of homeschooling. Compared to traditional schooling
homeschooling results in far reaching benefits for the kids as explained below.
A comparison on the academic statistics on both homeschooled students and traditional
schooled students indicate that, homeschooled students on average outperform their peers on
standardized tests. This indicates that there are far more reaching benefits in homeschooling
compared to traditional schooling (Smith, 2015). The ration of students and teachers has been
seen a good predictor of success in the education system. Contrary to the traditional system
homeschooling involves a one to one ration. This means that the teacher is able to focus more on
the students and their understanding capabilities before advancing. Due to the small ration the
teacher is able to customize the curriculum based on the child’s strength and weaknesses. This is
also done in a very short period of time which leaves time to focus on other extra-curricular
activities (Galivan, 2010).
The parent is also able to provide a safe learning environment for the students. In many
traditional schools there are many cases of bullying, teasing and negative peer pressure. This can
be very demoralizing for many kids and can lead to a hectic time in school. At home the student