Nicki - posted on 06/04/2012 ( 15 moms have responded )
Which in your opinion is the better option and why? Here is my view:
* Allow me to apologize my comma button does not work.
I have a personal issue with public schooling. For one thing they basically treat all the kids the same because they don't have time or resources to come to each individual child's level. Also with all the reports on bullying it terrifies me. I was bullied throughout my school years up through my senior year.Bullying is so much worse now then it was even when I was in school which wasn't long ago because it follows children home in the form of social networking sites. And unfortunately it's not just kids bullying other kids it's sometimes the teachers too. I experienced that. I was bullied by 4 teachers throughout my schooling and 2 of them physically hurt me. I don't want my daughter going through that. And your kids have no defense. It's frowned upon when a parent sends their kid's with a hidden camera but if something's happening and the child tells it's not believed because a bully teacher will just deny said incident ever took place. It's a lose lose situation. The only plus I see about public school is the socialization part. You learn how to deal with people different from you.
Private school I don't see as much better than public school and it costs to send your child to one. Also I don't like the school uniform thing. They say it's to cut down on bullying but it also stifles personal expression. Also kids still find something to bully about. For instance with the uniforms if one kid's mom buys them some top of the line name brand uniform clothes for school and another buys her kids walmart brand you think they're not comparing?? Think again. Kids will always find something to nit pick at.
Home school takes time and dedication unless of course you can afford a private tutor to do the homeschooling for you. I don't like home school because it can stifle the child's social development if you don't keep them in other activities. I do like though that you can get to each child's individual level and work with them on their own pace. I like that kids can wear what they want ( within reason of course I know I've actually personally written out my own dress code for when my little one is bigger). I also like that you have the right to omit things you may not want your child learning about example you can teach evolution or creation it's your choice depending on how you feel about the subject.
Online school seems to be what I'm personally leaning more towards for when my Alaina gets big enough to go to school. Actually I think I might send her to public school for maybe kindergarten through 4th grade then pull her out and do online it will all depend on how it goes though. I like the fact that with online school kids are required to participate in class discussions. I like yet again that she is free to wear what she wants and isn't stuck in a stupid uniform. I'm not sure if they work at their own pace. I know when I did independent study senior English at school it was work at your own pace. Any body know anything about that? However yet again *there is a down side. Yes they have class discussion but there is no real socialization on it. If I do online school I plan on putting my daughter in a few extracurricular activities to help socialize her and keep her around other kids. But with homeschooling and online school I like that I don't have to worry what is being said or done to my child because I can monitor and know what's happening.
It's a personal choice and I want to know your opinion. Remember please be respectful everyone has a right to their own opinion.