Research Paper On Homeschooling Vs Public Schools
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Traditional Schooling versus Home Schooling
An 11 page paper discussing arguments both for and against home schooling, concluding with an arrangement by which home-schoolers could continue their means of education while professional educators could be assured that the students are receiving adequate academic training. The situation by which students are required to log a specific number of school days annually and then are further required to pass achievement tests appropriate for their grade level should be oversight enough. Working in partnership with local school districts to make use of tax-supported facilities and programs allows the home-schooled to take advantage of public amenities that their parents support through their taxes, and also provides a means by which local school officials can quietly monitor academic progress. Though charges of isolation and lack of social skill development likely will never disappear, increased contact between the home-schooled and the more traditionally-schooled should quiet those fears, as well. Bibliography lists 16 sources.
Public School System in America and Horace Mann
A 12 page research paper that examines the impact and influence of nineteenth century educator Horace Mann on the public school system and the formulation of this 'common school' philosophy. Mann's influence during the twelve years that he was secretary of the Massachusetts School Board effected lasting change not only in the public school system of Massachusetts, but also in the way that public schooling was perceived throughout the country. Bibliography lists 10 sources.