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Choice of Schools
Choice of Schools--Charter Schools
Governance
Privatization


Pros

  • Homeschooling allows the adjustment of curriculum to each individual student.

  • Parents have the freedom to incorporate religious beliefs into the homeschool curriculum.

  • According to some research, students who are homeschooled have higher SAT and ACT scores than those who have attended public schools.

Cons

  • Since each homeschool is different, and each state has individual requirements for homeschooling, there is no consistent method for assessing or ensuring the quality of homeschool education.

  • Depending on their curriculum, some homeschoolers have less opportunity to interact with a diverse population.

  • The rising number of homeschoolers detracts from the amount of per-pupil funding that school districts receive from the state.


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