Disadvantages of Public Schooling
When we send our kids to public schools, we hope they are getting a “quality education.”
If you ask most students, they don’t usually mention the educational aspect of school. Instead, they’ll say, “making friends” is one of the best things about school. The child who goes to school gets to socialize, only with kids his own age. Homeschooling gives kids a more natural way to interact with other people.
In the traditional school setting, classes are often much larger, which means that students don’t get as much one-on-one attention. The classes are aimed at people who are in the middle of their learning, which may turn off more advanced students while leaving the slower moving students behind. To make matters worse, there isn’t much access to learning materials and technology in the classroom, and textbooks are often old, outdated, and worn out. More disadvantages include: parents are less involved, test students too frequent, too many people, less curriculum choices, less specialization, less extracurricular activities, and endless list of complaints about bad teachers, horrible students, disgusting lunches, etc., etc.
In the end, the traditional school students usually don’t remember much of what they’ve learned because most of it is geared towards passing tests, rather than towards useful knowledge. There’s usually no link between facts taught in school and life. The student might know a lot, but doesn’t understand much. This is where people who don’t go to traditional schools, excel past those who do. In the end, homeschooled kids are better prepared to deal with the outside world.