College Composition I for Business Majors

College Composition I for Business Majors - PREFERENCE FOR...

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PREFERENCE FOR HOMESCHOOLING 1 Preference for homeschooling over traditional schooling "[Click here and type your name]" "[Click here and type your institution's name]"
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PREFERENCE FOR HOMESCHOOLING 2 Preference for homeschooling over traditional schooling The system of traditional education has been in existence for centuries. The roots of this system’s origins can be traced back to the 1600’s during the time of the Puritans and individuals who were referred to as “Congretionalists.” Even after implementation of this educational system, children were still being taught at home by their parents even though it was not a lawfully permitted action in a number of locations. Throughout the years, the traditional school system has undergone many changes; possibly one of the most noticeable alterations is the preference of parents to re-visit their option to educate their children at home instead of “forcing” them to attend public facilities. Parents are increasingly becoming more aware of the many benefits this type of education can offer to not only their children, but to themselves. Homeschooling is more effective than traditional schooling because it allows parents to design a particularized curriculum for their child/children, reduces the social pressures of the traditional school environment and provides the convenience of schedule flexibility for parent and child alike. The increasing number of parents who are choosing to educate their children at home is due to a number of factors. Besides the benefits which will be discussed throughout the rest of this paper, the following reasons have also contributed to the escalating percentage of children who are receiving their educations at home. Homeschooling is now legal in all fifty states and at least thirty-seven states have explicit homeschooling statutes. Second, over the past few years the internet has provided the means to create homeschooling networks, distribute curricular materials, and offer legal advice. Moreover, with its growing popularity has come
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PREFERENCE FOR HOMESCHOOLING 3 mainstream acceptability; this in turn has made homeschooling yet more popular (Reich, 2002). In the past, when parents made the decision to educate their children at home, they were met with resistance by not only the federal and state governments, but family members and friends were not able to understand why they would deny their children the ability to learn in an environment in which they could interact with their peers; an environment with specially trained educators who would be able to make a difference in their lives. Presently, however; it has become clearer as to why parents make the decision to teach their children at home and this has
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2011 for the course WRITING CM105 taught by Professor N/a during the Spring '11 term at Kaplan University.

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College Composition I for Business Majors - PREFERENCE FOR...

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