Homeschooling to become more popular than the conventional schools- Do you agree or not?- Active GD.This thread is being converted to an Active GD considering the various pros and cons and the ifs and buts connected to the topic 'Homeschooling to become more popular than conventional schools'.
Educational expenses for good English medium schools (starting right from the pre-school level), especially in big cities, are skyrocketing these days. They are burning a deep hole in the parent's pockets. Parents have to stress themselves more to earn more so that they can meet their child's educational expenses. But the quality of teachers and education at many schools is not in keeping sync with the high fees structure. There is a lot of attrition in school as far as teachers are concerned as many teachers now take teaching just as a commercial profession and keep jumping to the other schools which pay more salary. On the other hand school management have become money minded and many schools are merely into money minting business.
Among these harsh realities, it happens that children do not get a quality education in spite of paying huge fees to the school. But its compulsion for parents to send their school. This brings a question.
Though homeschooling in India is still in its nascent stage and is yet to get a place in the RTE (Right to Education) Act (but has been accepted as an alternate education system by the Ministry of Human Resources in spirit), it is becoming popular with parents getting the choice to educate their kids at home till Grade 10th by keeping good private tutors and also by spending time themselves. Children getting educated at home can give the 10th board exams by registering themselves privately.
Keeping all the above factors in mind, do you think homeschooling would be a good alternative to conventional schooling? If 'Yes', why and If 'No', why? Let us discuss this topic in detail.
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