(Gist) Some country sanctioned homeschooling, state your opinion on this issue.
I don’t think homeschooling is a great idea.
Firstly, it deprives children’s of chances of socialization.
One of the things that traditional schools have, on top of knowledge, is a relatively huge student base. For instance, in an standard Chinese high school class, there’re at least 50 teenagers. They spend almost all of their waking hours mingling with each other. Without this socialization training, homeschooling is more likely to shape socially awkward individuals with personality flaws.
Secondly, it is economically unwise.
Traditional schools provide a centralized, highly efficient education system where limited resources like teachers, facilities are utilized to their capacity. Homeschooling on a large scale means new investment on test system developing, network installing, personalized communication, that sort of things. It’s a waste of money.
deprive sb. of sth. 剥夺某人的某物
on top of … 除了
waking hours 醒着的时候，工作(学习)时间
mingle with 和……混一起
shape sb. 塑造某人
socially awkward 不善社交的
personality flaw 性格缺陷
to one’s capacity 达到极限
on a large scale 大规模