Homeschooling has been defined as that type of education that involves having the children being schooled from their homes through a private arrangement from their parents to be taught all the subjects from home. The process of teaching is either carried out by a private tutor or even by the child’s parent and this form of schooling has been common in North America, the United Kingdom, in various commonwealth countries and in Europe (Bohon, 2012). It is important to note that homeschooling is a legal activity in most of the countries that are considered as being developed as it is always seen as a alternative to both the private and the public education system that has been widely believed to be effective in a good number of countries from all over the world (Chang, Gould, & Meuse, 2011). Despite this form of education being legal in most of the developed countries, it still remains illegal in other parts of the world as its quality is always questionable and the impact that it has to the students has always been questioned by a number of stakeholders in different sectors in these countries (Cogan, 2010).
Despite this form of education having been highly acceptable in various parts of the world, it has been rejected in other parts for some reasons. This has led to the development of a debate as to whether those students who are homeschooled are educationally sound or not (Bohon, 2012). The debate has been developed to evolve around the facts presented by a number of scholars and stakeholders on the effectiveness of homeschooling and the impact that it brings to those children who pass through this system. As such, this paper will look at the effectiveness of some of the motivations that make parents to opt for homeschooling as well as the impacts of homeschooling to the involved students (Houston, & Toma, 2003). The analysis will be geared towards trying to conclude on how sound it is to adopt homeschooling. My take for this question is that, homeschooled children tend to be academically sound and at times, they tend to be more advantaged than students from the other schooling forms in any given country (Lubienski, Puckett, & Brewer, 2013).