Home Schooling News – The New York Times

News about home schooling. Commentary and archival information about home schooling from The New York Times.

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  1. Actually, I prefere the virtual school because you can stay at home and you can use your computer to speak with a teacher who gives you like “online class”. You can also see your classmates. Well it’s a little bit like homeschooling because you also stay at home but it’s your parents who are educating you and not a teacher. I don’t like it because you already see your parents all day long so if they become your teachers too, it will be boring . I think that you have to see other people, get to know teachers and students. I’m not fan of the school of the air because I don’t like the way you speak with the teachers, by radio, it’s not modern.

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  2. Well, there is no doubt that, for me, the homeschooling is better because we can work on what we want and when we want and just at home so we don’t have to move and prepare a lot. The only problem is that we will see our parents every day because it will be them who educate us and it will be boring to see them all the time.

    Surely, the virtual school is a very good way to learn because it’s very modern and we are just at home to learn with our computer and the teachers will teach us by internet and then we can talk with some other people that also use this virtual schooling. It could be very fun because we can make new friends! The only problem is that we are just on our computer all day and it will be boring too.

    Actually, the school of the air is not a very good school because I suppose that it will be very difficult to learn whit radio’s because it’s not very modern and we don’t see anybody during our education and it could make us very unhappy so I disagree entirely with this schooling.

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  3. Actually, I definitely think that the online school is the best way to learn because we don’t have to go to school and we can stay in our room and study with the computer. In the online school, we can see our teacher and our class mates, so we can have friends. There is no doubt that I don’t like the homeschooling because I don’t like the fact that our parents are our teachers and because the parents doesn’t know everything about what we have to learn like the teachers. I don’t like the school of the air because we can’t see the teachers, so we can’t ask them questions.

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  4. In my opinion, the virtual school is the best school because we work on a computer, we see our classmates an teacher, we stay at home, we will not go to school to sit on a chair and not understanding nothing. When you stay at home, you have more time to review your lessons and you can better understanding. And today, we are in the 21st century, the century of innovations and technology’s so we have to change our way to educate children’s ! I’m totally against the homeschooling because parents doesn’t know everything and children’s can not be independent when they grow up. It’s very bad, because parents are not always there so they will have many problems to be independent. For the school of the air, I thing it’s a bad idea to be 120 students in a classroom and communicate with teachers by radio. It’s so old and students will have problems to understands lessons and to ask questions.

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  5. I’ve learned about three types of homeschooling. The first one, called “school of the air”, where you sit at your home and listen to a teacher talking to you on a radio, witch I don’t like at all, because the only thing you can do is listening, and..I don’t like been teached without having eye contact with my teacher.
    The second one is way more better than the first one but i would still not do it, your homeschooled by your parents! Some persons may think that it’s so cool, because that means that you could work whenever you want to…or not really, but at least you can convince our parents. And they’re much easier to talk to than to your teacher, especially if you’re a shy person who can’t talk in front of other people. I don’t agree with those who think that beeing homeschooled by your parents is cool, because i look at it from another side: like.. a parent doesn’t have as much experiences as a real teacher about how to teach a subject.
    The third one, witch is a “virtual school”, is very cool, beacuse it’s like if you were in a real classroom, with all the students and a teacher, but you’re just contacting them from a webcam, you can see everybody present in the class, you can participate, you can talk with your teacher, and you can live the atmosphere of the class.
    The one I liked the most, and witch I would probably choose if I had a choice, is the third one, because it’s exactly like if you were in the class, but even better, you’re staying at home, you don’t need to take the bus everyday to enter the class, all you need to do is simply turn on your webcam on your computer and there you go! The class begins! But the bad part is that you still have to wake up early, it’s not because you don’t go to school that you could do whatever you wanted to, you still have to follow the rules as all the students do.
    But I still prefer going to school as a normal teenager, because even if it’s not that fun, school has it’s own charm, because you don’t only go there to do lessons, but you also get to know new people, and do different things, such as extra-curricular activities…. Beeing homeschooled seems cool to many people because they think you’re just staying home and doing whatever you want all day long, but I think when you first try it, you will get bored!

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  6. To my mind, the virtual school is the best because you can attend your lesson wherever you are and you are online with a real teacher and a class. You can learn to know the students and make new virtual friends. I disagree entirely with homeschooling because, in my opinion, parents can’t replace teachers. You stay at home and don’t meet any other student, it’s more difficult to make new friends. You are alone, studying with the same person everyday. And I can’t help thinking that it’s better for you to go at school or attend an online lesson, and meet new people. Even though I imagine that homeschooling is cheaper and more flexible. I don’t like the school of the air neither because I don’t like the fact to study by listening to a radio. And if you don’t understand something or need to ask a question, it’s complicated.

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  7. In my opinion , these schools are not very interesting , because the student don’t have real contact with the teachers , and this contact is what a student needs to learn easily. Actually , the school at home is not good because a child can not concentrate at home if his brothers or sisters are playing next to him or his mother making noise in the kitchen . I definitely think that a traditional public or private school is better.

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  8. Well, I think the online school is very nice because you don’t have to move to school and we work on a computer and chat with classmates and teachers. We also understand the lessons better because there are no classmates who can attract your attention. I don’t like homeschooling because the children are stuck and they can’t meet people so he don’t have social contacts. The air school is bad because communicating with a teacher by radio is very old-school; now we are in the digital era. After all, all we need is the normal school because we always meet people and work together.

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  9. -Actually, the school of the air isn’t a good way to learn because working with radios is not always a good idea, I think that you must at least see your teachers. The concept isn’t very modern and I suppose that students in this school aren’t very happy.

    -I disagree entirely with homeschooling because I don’t think that’s a good idea. Students are alone and don’t have any classmates so they aren’t very sociable because I suppose that being alone at home a whole year is not good. The best part of this “school” is that the school is very cheap. I strongly believe that going to a real school is a better idea.

    -I definitely think that the virtual school is the best way to learn because you’re alone at home with your laptop so you’re concentrated. It’s a little bit like homeschooling but it’s better to talk with a real teacher and see your classmates. Using your laptop to work is a very modern way to work and I think that students who work like this are very lucky.

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  10. I desagree with Ines. I prefer the virtual school because I am just lazy and I love to stay at home all day long instead of going to a traditional public or private school. A virtual school is the most modern option to learn I have known. We can use our computers and the teachers can teach us online with interactive web tools like a video and microphone.
    I like it particularly because we don’t have to hop into a car or get on a bike to get to school.

    Actually, I think homeschooling is similar to a virtual school because in both systems there is someone who checks your progress. At school it is the teachers who evaluate your work, while at home it is parents who do that. One disadvantage to homeschooling is that you don’t have a certificate. Another disadvantage is that you always have your parents after you every day, which is boring. The positive thing about homeschooling is that it is easier to tell your parents if there is something you don’t understand.

    Well, there is no doubt I’m not a fan of the school on the air because I think it has limited results. If you would like to improve, you should interact with groups of students and real teachers to exchange opinions. Using the radio to learn and interact is an old fashion way of learning, and, as far as I’m concerned, the presence of a real teacher is still important to me.

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  11. Hello ,i’ve learned some informations about thee types of schools . Well, for me, the homeschooling is better than the others because we can work on what we want and when we want and just at home so we don’t have to move and prepare a lot. The problem is that we will be alone with our parents and we will not see our friends like in the traditionnal schools or the private schools .

    the virtual school is a very good way to learn because it’s very modern and we are just at home to learn with our computer and the teachers will teach us by internet so we can be more concentrate . It could be very fun because we can make new friends, if they have the same theachers and the same virtual school ! The only problem is that we are just on our computer all day and it will be boring too .

    Actually, the school of the air is a very bad idea of school because it will be very difficult to learn whit radio’s because it’s not very modern and we can’t talk with friends or with the teacher and we don’t see anybody during our schooldays and it could make us very unhappy so I disagree entirely with this schooling. For me the best schools are the traditionnal schools

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  12. I think that homeschooling could be good for childrens who can’t go To school or for persons who are unsociably with others persons. I think that’s a good thing To practice To pupils new technologies.

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  13. About the first school, that is a great one, because “it the biggest school in the world”. About the second one, it’s also a great one, but working at home, means that a student doesn’t see his teachers and his friends, but he can stay at home, and he has a choice to work or not. About the third one, I think that it’s better than the second one because this student can talk online with the teachers and with the other students.
    In my opinion, the first is the best, because you have to go to school, I mean in the classroom, to work in real life with teachers and students. It’s clearly better to see them, and work together, to surely get good marks. Working at home is very difficult for the students and their parents, you get responsibility, and you have to buy all the school supplies you need.

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  14. Actually, I think that the best option is the homeschooling. You don’t have to wake up early, and you can learn everything thing you want with your parents and this is very cool : you can’t be uncomfortable with your mom or your dad like you do with some teachers. The only bad thing with homeschooling is that you don’t have a lot of friends, but you can also study with a friend at home. Study with friends is much better than study alone !

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