Originally Posted by Dave Lane
The big issue with home schooling is the reason for it and the quality of the parents doing it. Like communism, its truest form can be successful but the odds are it will fail as greed is a stronger human emotion.
When successful home schooling > public schooling. When done to just isolate children and enforce a ideology of any type, it is the worst possible scenario for that child.
Yes. We saw many people doing it for religious reasons or because they don't want their kids exposed to the horrors of public schools (evolution/sex/etc).
It's really scary - and ugly - in that form. And tends to breed adults who aren't very good at critical thinking, asking questions, or thinking for themselves.