Home Schooling

Jancey Vasanthan

Does home-schooling result in children missing the social interaction and growth necessary at that age?
From my point of view I think home-schooling should be banned, I have lots of points that can back up my writing.
Schools are communities that not only emphasize collective learning but also encourage sports and creativity in the form of extracurricular activities; such activities serve as a utility to instill societal values into the next generation. These values include public health - required immunizations not only have concrete benefits but also teach children that their actions have consequences on the greater whole.
I believe that there are unique benefits to receiving an education outside of the home that are so conclusive and so vital that they make school an absolute necessity that every child should partake in.
A crucial part of an education outside of the home is the interaction amongst the students that is used to prepare them to have constructive engagements with fellow citizens when their schooling is over. Interacting with other children who may be taught different belief systems and come from different social-economic statuses and religious or ethnic backgrounds prepare students for their future, where the potential of having to deal with someone who is different is almost predictable. While there may be attempts by parents to socialize their children through other means (such as joining sports teams or youth clubs), these organizations are centered around similarity - all the kids that enjoy the same thing or believe in the same values assemble. School is a mixture that does not filter out students, and there is an intrinsic social value to such a mix.
Children can perhaps be best described as beings of potential – during their school years, each child is in the process of discovering their talents and having them be nurtured in an attempt to best reach self-actualization. We believe a self-actualized individual is...