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An option for parents who are too poor for private school. Basically these folks think the entire outside world other than the 700 Club, their megachurch and Wal-Mart is corrupt and sinful. A example schedule for a home schooler:

9:00-11:30: Bible Study
11:30-1:30: Discussion of the latest James Dobson/Rick Santorum book
2:00-3:00: Seminar: "Why Negroes are evil and sexually promiscous and why Jesus tells us to hate them"
3:00-4:00: Daughters: lesson in cooking, sewing or houskeeping
Sons: Math, Science (Young Earth Creationism), History (White Christians rule, everyone else deserves their suffering), Government (why Democrats are Satanic), or English.
Person A:I am homeschooling Madison and McKaylynn because the Bible tells me to...you can't be a Bible-believing Christian otherwise

Person B: I went to public school, go to church every Sunday and try to live my life in a manner that would please God. I've read from Genesis to Revelation--I don't remember seeing that.

Person A: Ok, I really did it because I was afraid they would date black guys and I didn't want them exposed to n****r whore 10 year olds like the one who said my husband raped her. That slut!
by Proud Prep School Grad May 09, 2006
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Let's balance that other definition; homeschooling is an option for any parent, even those who can afford private school tuition.

Because of their structure, there are things that institutional schools can't offer as well as homeschools, things like independence, choice, parental responsibility, freedom, flexibility, a tailored curriculum, one-on-one attention (for longer than five minutes) and far better teacher/student ratios.

Institutional schools lend themselves better to peer pressure, intimidation, student rivalry, cliques, faking one's way though class, indifference, truancy and functional illiteracy.

If a parent were a musician and formally taught their child an instrument at home, no-one would be concerned. Yet, when it comes to the 3 R's, that unnerves people.

People who oppose homeschooling throw up stereotypes like sheltering and hating everyone else. But if your knowledge of something comes from stereotypes, then what does that say about the quality of your education? The internet is used by homeschoolers, and has made information more accessible, giving a far wider range of viewpoints on any subject than a time-strapped teacher being steered by a predetermined, state-approved curriculum.

Homeschoolers don't believe that institutional schools (or those in them) are 100 per cent evil. You get good students in all types of schools, and bad ones too. But in institutional schools, it's easier to fall through the cracks, simply because they're bigger.
Person A: I am homeschooling Madison and McKaylynn because the Bible encourages me to.

Person B: I went to public school, go to church every Sunday and try to live my life in a manner that would please God. I've read from Genesis to Revelation--I don't remember seeing that.

Person A: Why don't you remember Deuteronomy 6:7 along with Luke 4:4?

Person B: Because I've got better things to do than teach my children or remember those verses, especially if it's the Old Testament. In the New Testament, Jesus said that we are to live by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God, but The Gospels are impractical.
by I wasn't even homeschooled March 20, 2010
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A method of education primarily designed for students who like sleeping in. Advantages include time in the morning for a nourishing breakfast of bacon, eggs, and hash browns, as well as the option to study in one's pajamas without facing ridicule (except from siblings, and no one cares about that).
Taylor: "I love homeschooling! I slept in till ten a.m. this morning and cooked a huge breakfast before starting school!"
Brian: "Ugh. I was up at six this morning. I ate a Pop-Tart."
by wordgirl22 November 03, 2010
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Homeschooling is one of two things:

1 -The worst decision a parent can make.
2 -The best decision a parent can make.

The difference: The parent(s) are normal, competent, motivated human beings that understand the responsibility of raising, educating, AND socializing their child before they make the decision to NOT let the government do it for them.
Homeschool mom 1: Do you SEE.. that homeschool mom over there?
Homeschool mom 2: Yeah, what about her?
HSM 1: Well, I heard that she lets her kids play sports.... with public school kids!
HSM 2: NO. Way. She lets them do things with other children their age!?

HSM 1: That's not even the worst of it. I heard.. her thirteen year old already has a job and it's NOT for their church!
HSM 2: What! So she gets paid? A thirteen year old is already making more money than me!?
HSM 1: She also does a theater group, science club, youth group, and dance lessons.... all involving public school kids and...*whispers* non-christians.

HSM 2: *gasp!* But what if she gets possessed by the satanic evil that is anything open to the public!?
HSM 1: That's not EVEN the worst of it... I heard they do this thing that's like Co-op .. but get this... It's three days a week AND they have high school level classes.
HSM 2: SHUT UP. You mean they're allowed to socialize more than once a week AND they're actually getting educated? What is this?

HSM 1: She calls it Homeschooling.
HSM 2: Wait, so what do WE do, then?
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