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To be fair, homeschooling can be done well. My concern, and this may be due to reporting bias, is all the times it is not. Usually (though perhaps not always) religiously-fueled. I have no reason to doubt IGU's claims, but I would question how typical that result is. Sure, intelligent conscientious parents can do a better job**. Too often that is not what home-schooled children get, however. It's a case of a some bad actors spoiling it for everyone.

I also share concerns about socialization, but that is a two-edged sword. Much less likely to have a bully or class disruptor in a home-school environment.

1poorguy




**Though there are limits. 1poorkid in high school was coming home with biology that was far more advanced than anything I had ever learned. If she were home-schooled we would have needed some resource who could step in because it was beyond me. Plus we could not have offered her the sort of lab experience she got in school.
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