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Home-schooling is a very effective method of educating a child. There are many arguments to counter this statement. Many believe a child being home-schooled would come to lack social skills and to fear association with others. Another belief would be the idea that a parent's ability to educate a child would be inferior to the public education system because a parent usually do not have a license to teach.
A child would not lack social skills nor would the child be afraid to associate themselves with others. Home-schooling does not mean a child would be contained in a house and isolated from the world. As a matter of fact, every child needs to be educated physically, such as participating in sports. The parents would provide a form of physical education by enrolling the student to a basketball team or even a dance studio. During this time, the student would have time to associate themselves with other children (Aiex, 2004).
Brian Ray of the National Home Education Research Institute explains "90 percent of [home schooled] kids play with people outside their families." Home-educated children are happier, better adjusted and more sociable that those at institutional schools. As stated in Brian Ray's reports, the average child educated at home participates in a range of activities with other children outside the family and ninety-eight percent are involved in two or more extracurricular activities such as field trips, music lessons, and sports per week.
Being in a classroom with other students is not necessarily a good thing either. ...
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