Thursday, January 21, 2010

Top 10 Reasons why Public School is better than Homeschool

1. Most parents were educated in the under-funded public school system, therefore they are not smart enough to homeschool their children.

2. Children who receive one-on-one homeschooling will learn more than other children, giving them an unfair advantage in the marketplace. This is undemocratic.

3. Children need to learn to defend themselves by fighting off bullies on a daily basis.

4. Ridicule from other children is important to the socialization process.

5. Children need practice “Just Saying No” to drugs, cigarettes and alcohol.

6. Fluorescent lighting may be found to have significant health benefits, along with limited exposure to the weather due to global warming.

7. Asking permission to use the bathroom teaches students their proper place in society.

8. The fashion industry depends on peer pressure that only public schools can generate.

9. Public schools are able to foster cultural literacy, passing on important traditions like the singing of “Jingle Bells, Batman smells, Robin laid an egg…”

10. Homeschooled children may not learn any ever-important office career skills, like sitting still for 8 hours straight.


  1. Yeah, number seven is my fav. NOT! Ah, well. This is hilarious.

  2. This is great!!! I've been seriously thinking about school, but, then I think of the positives and couldn't do it. I DO think there are good and bad in both though. Homeschooling does have some sacrificial things, that's for sure!

  3. #9 is funny. I actually taught that one to my own kids when we homeschooled LOL. I also taught them "shut don't go up, prices do, take my advice and shut up too!" Stellar parenting, isn't it?? :)

  4. That's pretty funny. Believe it or not, some of my public school friends have tried to use these reasons as legitimate arguments. HA.

  5. What about "Joy to the World, the school burnt down, and allll the teachers diiiiied! But what about the principal, who's hanging from the flaaaagpole, with a rope around his neck, with a rope around his neck, with a roooooope a rooooope around his neck"
    And I learned THAT little gem in my CATHOLIC grade school!

  6. My favorites are 1-10. Where did you get this list Paula? Did you write it? I know you're very clever!

  7. FYI, I did not come up with this list. I've had it in a file folder since the beginning of our homeschool journey. If you've seen this somewhere, please let me know so I can credit the proper person!

  8. Just happened to stumble across your blog and I've never seen anything like it! I love it so I signed up to follow you. Stop by my blog and return the favor if you like what you see. I was taught by nuns so that might explain a lot.

  9. Hi, just found you recently and had to "follow" you. oh I wish I were a homeschooling mom. I've got one daughter who is my joy and blessing, but I work full time. maybe someday. love your site and look forward to reading you more.

  10. Oh, now I get it. What was I thinking homeschooling my kids when they can do all that!?

    Hehe, thanks for the chance to snicker!


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