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Should children be homeschooled?
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Online school provides excellent education

Online schooling is a comfortable mix of home with actual teachers and a curriculum.

The Argument

Online school provides a learning environment that is the best of both worlds. Students take classes online, communicate with their peers, and have access to a variety of teachers. The curriculum is tailored and polished, and parents can check in on what their child is learning. Online school is also done at home, so it is a mix of public, private, and homeschooling. In the United States, approximately 2.7 million K-12 students are doing education online.[1] Even college students pursue this style of education, with nearly 25.8% of them having taken at least one online course throughout the duration of their education.[2] Its growing population and flexibility make it a popular choice, and one that can even continue into college.

Counter arguments

Having school online may prove disastrous to some children. The internet is full of distractions, and students may stray from their schoolwork. Having school online may also create a habit of doing everything online, which may not benefit the child in the future.



[P1] Online school provides a unique and flexible learning format. [P2] It is similar to homeschooling, but parents are not required to teach.

Rejecting the premises

[Rejecting P1] This format may not suit many children.


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