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Best Answer: Your intro should reveal what your topic is, and your position on your topic. Then, follow with statistics, which will show how many people are affected by what your'e talking about. Search for a web-site that's geared toward home-schooling, preferrably one directed to home-schooled students/parents in your state. They should provide some reasonably accurate statistics, as well as a brief summary about what it is, and what it isn't, and what the requirements are. It would be even better if you could find a source that tells you how many students in your state are taught in school vs. home school.
I also think you should discuss the variables. For instance, you have parents who actually do teach their children, and parents who ignore their kids, letting them sink or swim on their own. Some of those (ignored) students use forums such as yahoo answers to try to get people to give them the answers to their assignments, which doesn't help them learn. It just proves they're too lazy to open their text books to find the answers to their assignment questions. To prove your point, you could peruse the section of yahoo forums where students post questions asking for help with their homework, and see for yourself how many say they're home-schooled, and how lazy some of these students are, that they'd rather take the time to post their homework assignments online, hoping for someone else to do their work for them, all when they could've cracked open a book and found all the (CORRECT) answers, instead of relying on strangers, most of whom would like to see them copy a wrong answer.
Personally, I think home schooling has become a fall-back tool for lousy parents who raised their children without discipline, and no respect for other people. These children often get kicked out of school, or they flat out refuse to go to school, and parents sign them up for home schooling, just so they don't go to jail for their kids not going to school. Just my opinion. In a case like this, you've got parents who aren't smart enough to teach, but don't care, as long as they don't have to deal with drama.
At the end of your paper, you should re-state your opinion.
teaser0311 · 8 years ago