The Public School
Let us look at public schooling first. There are not enough teachers to teach the students on a more individual basis; therefore many children are falling through the cracks. Many students cannot read past the third grade. There are not even enough books to go around so that each student has his/her books. In some city schools the teachers have to hold class in the hallway. There are bullies that are picking on the more timid students. In some high schools a student’s ability to play football is more important than him being able to read. I taught G.E.D. in a drug recovery center for a number of years. I cannot tell you how young men came up and told me they could not read or write because as long they could play football the teachers would just pass them along. Many times a student who has a learning disability he/she is just passed on to the next teacher to worry about. I am not blaming the teachers entirely because there are just too few of them and too many students; however, there comes along a teacher every once and awhile that goes the extra mile or two to help the slower student or takes the time to find out why he/she are skipping school.
Although, homeschooling is not like it was some 35 years ago because there are so many online websites that offer homeschooling. It is so much easier to homeschool today. There are universities that offer online academies. Basically all the parent has to do is supervise the children. Some of these academies are free for the first 12 years of schooling. Some say the homeschooled child is not as well rounded as the child in the public school. Homeschooled children can do all the activities a child in the public school can do and more. A homeschooled child can learn at his/her own pace, meaning a child can learn at a much faster rate than his/her counterpart in a public school and a slower child does not have to feel overwhelmed by the faster pace of the rest of the class. Homeschooling gives the family the opportunity to travel even to third world countries. (https://www.ProgressAcademy.org), (https://www.liberty.org)
However, it is the parents (and grandparents) responsibility to oversee the education of our children whether homeschooling or in the public school. As it is right now, our public schools in this country are so far behind the rest of the world we may never catch up.