(Video, Source: Five Hundred Years) – In many ways, public school is terrible for educating children. Fortunately, there is an alternative to public schooling known as home education, or more commonly known as homeschooling, where children do not attend a school with its tedious and oppressive routines and instead take a customized, self-directed approach to learning.
There are a lot of great reasons to choose home education over public school. Some are reasons against schooling and others are a positive case for home education. Some of them are personal (how it affects the individual) and some are social (how it could affect everybody.) Some are libertarian in nature and many are just common sense that should appeal to anyone.
It’s unfortunate that a dichotomy between schooling and home education exists. I believe that if public school wasn’t compulsory and publicly funded that there might be dozens, if not thousands, of options and paths for educating children. But since compulsory, government-funded public education exists, so does the dichotomy.
I’m going to make the longest, most complete list I can of arguments for home education. But consider this an open-ended project. I’ll amend it as I discover new reasons or if other people submit them to me. And it might be interesting to pair them with refutations sometime in the future. – Read More – Five Hundred Years