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Why Home Schooling Harms Society Schools are communities that not only emphasize collective learning but also encourage sports and creativity in the form of extra curricular activities; such activities serve as a utility to instill societal values into the next generation.
These values include public health - required immunizations not only have concrete benefits but also teach children that their actions have consequences on the greater whole. We believe that parents that teach their own children have less of incentive to immunize children and statistically do not[[http: Public schooling gives a voice to the government that speaks of the societal values that have been agreed on by the general public.
We believe that both society and the government have a right to influence the child's development, not only because the government plays a part in protecting the child, but because of the important role the future adult will play as a citizen of society. We believe that public schooling is the mouthpiece for the interests of both the government and society as a whole.
Naturally, parents will have the right to influence the development of the child, but homeschooling allows parents to become sole dictators of the child's progress, which is harmful.
While some parents' 'curriculum' may be aligned with that of the public, there are no safeguards against parents that may indoctrinate their kids with beliefs that will raise them to become harmful citizens. These beliefs can include gross intolerance for particular minority groups supported by false information.
These ideas can still reach the child outside of school, but the government has a duty to protect children from a regressive upbringing by at least offering a more constructive perspective.
The cost of not ensuring that the next generation has the foundation of accepted principals and values of the society in them outweighs the potential benefits of homeschooling. This odd mixture of arguments fails on three levels. Firstly, Proposition asserts that homeschooling deprives children of extra-curricular activities, when the opposite is true.
Linda Montgomery in Home Schooling: From Extreme to Mainstream Homeschooled students are as involved in out-of-school and extracurricular activities that predict leadership in adulthood as are those in the comparison private school who are more involved than those in public schools.
The entire logic of extracurriculars - say, basketball - somehow passing on universal societal values is also quite unclear; Opposition would say thorough upbringing does that much better. Secondly, Proposition gets its values messed up.
Team USA stresses public health. That, by the way, is not helped by US proposal anyhow, unless it institutes obligatory vaccination - and they need not ban homeschooling to do that.
However, if there really are universal societal values, freedoms of choice and religion are surely among them, and rank far above the utilitarian "public health". In effect, Proposition fails to provide for its minor spin-off benefit, while attacking basic social tenets without substantiation.
Thirdly, Proposition claims that there are no safeguards against harmful upbringing.
One, ban won't change this: Two, if parents are bent on indoctrination, they can still send their kid to a private school which shares their views. Three, safeguards can be implemented, as they are in France[[http: Overall, we believe that the Proposition argues for a general ban on the grounds of few far-fetched cases while failing to provide evidence even for them.
As evident in our case, majority of homeschooled kids benefit the society. The Uniqueness of School When answering the question of whether or not something should be banned, we must look at the what is being lost in the world of the stakeholders while that action or thing is still being permitted.
In the context of this debate, we believe that there are unique benefits to receiving an education outside of the home that are so conclusive and so vital that they make school an absolute necessity that every child should partake in.
A crucial part of an education outside of the home is the interaction amongst the students that is used to prepare them to have constructive engagements with fellow citizens when their schooling is over. Interacting with other children who may be taught different belief systems and come from different social-economic statuses and religious or ethnic backgrounds prepare students for their future, where the potential of having to deal with someone who is different is almost inevitable.
While there may be attempts by parents to socialize their children through other means such as joining sports teams or youth clubsthese organizations are centered around similarity - all the kids that enjoy the same thing or believe in the same values congregate.
School is a mixture that does not filter out students, and there is an inherent social value to such a mix. We believe that governments have a duty to ensure, or at the very at least, provide children the potential to interact with other children of different backgrounds at such a crucial time of their development as active and productive citizens.
The only way to do this is to eliminate systems such as homeschooling that promote exclusivity under the guise of protection.Prohibition on the purchase, use and possession of harmful and imitation tobacco products. From 1 February , new prohibitions on the purchase, use and possession of emerging and imitation tobacco products will come in force.
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