According to whoever this dude is. (No one actually cares who the education secretary is.)
King said he worries that ‘students who are homeschooled are not getting kind of the rapid instructional experience they would get in school’—unless parents are “very intentional about it”.
King said the school experience includes building relationships with peers, teachers and mentors—elements which are difficult to achieve in homeschooling, he said, unless parents focus on it.
What is a “rapid instructional experience”? I don’t know, but I don’t think I missed out on anything.
One of the major problem I had with the socialization aspect of homeschooling was that it happened at all. Oh, sure there’s parents out there who leave their kids at home and never go out and do anything but all the homeschooling families I’ve known had sports leagues and co-ops. There was absolutely nothing my parents could do to me to make me any less anti-social. But because I wasn’t forced to be around people that I hate five days a week for twelve years, it probably took me a lot longer to turn into a misanthrope than it might have.
School experience is necessary for learning how to build relationships? I started my first job at 15. Started taking college classes at 17. How odd that I did not have any problems with this. Maybe if you’re allowed to have a life where you get to do things as a kid and meet people in non school situations, you don’t need don’t actually need any other kind of socialization.