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Home Schooling? - An Education Alternative

Many parents today are becoming frustrated with the public school system and cannot afford private school. Violence in the schools is increasing and fewer students are receiving the education they need to further themselves later on in life. Many believe the shift from academics that allowed an increase in individuality has shifted to socialization.

The alternative is home schooling and it is becoming an educational alternative as fewer students are graduating with the skills needed to further their education. The academic and intellectual skills needed to obtain a college degree are not being focused on in the public school especially in areas where the student-teacher ratio is extremely high. The city schools deal with a variety of problems on a daily basis and often this interferes with education.

As more people become aware of home schooling as a tool to get their kids on track and don`t play Online Games, there is expected to be an increase in the number of people who use this method. Getting back to the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic is what these parents are trying to accomplish. The first time school attendance was made compulsory was in 1647. The Massachusetts Bay Colony enacted a law that ordered every town to send their children to school and "not to endeavor to teach, by themselves or others, their children and apprentices".

Again after the American Revolution another attempt was made at compulsory schools for all children. It was not looked upon favorably and in 1880 in Barnstable, on Cape Cod, the militia was used to force people to send their children to school. Today the choice is - home school, private school or public school. Many are choosing home schooling in order to feel their children are getting the basics of education as it once was taught.