Home schooling passes the self-motivation test, 13 May 2007, Boston Globe, Boston, Massachusetts The reason home schooling is best compared with college is because you need the self motivation. In college, the teacher will not be on your back to get your work done. If you don’t do your work, you fail. That’s almost the same way it is with home schooling. While you’re home schooled, sure you’ve got your parent there 24/7, but they are not going to put all the pressure on you to get school work done. You have to do it on your own. If you want that diploma, and if you want to go to college, then you need to get your work done, point blank.
Everything you have socially is going on outside of the school. It is kind of hard to keep up on a social life at a school where one of the major rules is “No talking.”
posted by Valerie