In some countries, many people choose to educate their children at home by themselves instead of sending them to school. Do you think the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?孩子在家接受教育好，还是到学校接受教育好?
Contrary to the conventional practice of sending their kids to school, more and more parents today choose to educate their children themselves at home. While this "home-education" model may be beneficial in some ways, home can never replace school as the major place for the education of kids.
Admittedly, home-education can bring about a bunch of benefits. With only one kid to teach, the parents will be able to know completely about the problems the kid has. In contrast, the teachers in school cannot spend that much time on the same kid because they have dozens of others to take care of. The natural result of this is that the home-educated kid may be given full attention to while his counterparts in school may well be ignored by his teachers. It is, therefore, very possible that a kid receiving home education excels a kid in school in terms of test scores.
Nevertheless, test score is not the only objective of education. As far as I understand, education is more about telling a kid to become a better person and the first step towards this aim is learning to get along with people. In this regard, home-education can do very little. However, when the kid is sent to school, he will learn how to work out a problem in cooperation with his peer classmates and in this process, he will understand the art of cooperation and leadership. A home-educated kid, however well he achieves in tests, is just like a flower in greenhouse which easily withers away when exposed to the rain outside.
Unlike many worried parents who prefer to educate their kids at home, I believe school is the best place for kids' education. While there may be some bad influences outside home, there are also many excellent people who could be role models for kids. Most important of all, it is just in not so pure a place as school that kids can learn to tell right from wrong, good from bad and eventually become physically and psychologically healthy when they grow up. (345 words)