Many parents choose to go a less traditional path in their children’s education and have them homeschooled. Homeschooling can be beneficial to those families that live in very rural areas of the country where the nearest school could be a significant distance away. This method of teaching allows a one-on-one experience that can be very beneficial for some students. It can be very easy for a student to get lost in the system of traditional education if they can’t get the attention they need to succeed. Homeschooling can also be helpful in saving a family money on school supplies that can become very costly, especially when a family has multiple children. On the flip side, homeschooling a child can make it difficult for them to get the social interaction that is crucial when growing up. Homeschooling may also limit a child’s chances of getting into college as it’s more difficult for states to monitor the standards with which a student is being taught when they aren’t in a traditional school system.
This episode with discuss the benefits and drawbacks of homeschooling students. “Informed” is an educational series that is dedicated to providing the American viewing public with the most relevant and important topics that affect society today. “Informed” is provided to Public Television PBS Member stations.