I was homeschooled for three years, after being in public school until 6th grade. Even spending 10-12th grade in public high school, I didn't experience "pointless projects/tests", and the teachers most definitely made sure everyone was awake and listening at every moment. What I didn't experience in public school, was biased, religion-based teaching. I also got to take classes on subjects I liked (these classes are called "electives") like psychology, cooking, and world religions. These classes, instead of being taught by my clueless parents were taught by trained teachers, yay! I also got to take two semesters and then become a certified Vet Assistant where I learned endless amounts of information about taking care of animals. I got to spend three hours a day with dogs and cats and sometimes even chickens, horses and every so often a reptile. This class also, instead of being taught by my slightly mentally challenged parents, was taught by an RVT with 30+ years of Veterinary experience. I also did fun things in PE like walking to the bowling alley every morning where we had the entire place to ourselves. Oh and I also got to see the same people everyday and make a lot of friends, and also wreck a lot of havoc with them and eventually one by one we all got expelled and suspended, but hey, that's just part of the learning experience! Comparing my experience with homeschooling to my experience in public school, I would choose public school anyday.
Obviously not every school is the same and I'm sure if you live in inner city New York or something it's not going to be that great, but I really don't get the impression that any of you live in the ghettos.
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