This post is not intended to cause drama. I've known three people who were home schooled and well... they're kind of morons. They have no common sense from what I've experienced with them and they are incredibly sheltered. I am curious what others' experiences have been with adults who were home schooled since homeschooling is on the rise. I'm lucky to have my kids in a school district that pays very well for the education of its teachers and maintaining a favorable class size. That being said, I know that my children's education is also my responsibility and we do several "homeschooling" activities during the week, on weekends, during breaks, and learning opportunities on trips. We don't censor what my children learn about. If they come up to me and ask me "How is such and such made." We go to the nearest library or look up information online until they've learned about it. This has worked very well for us, but I still am not 100% on board with homeschooling... I think that my kids, personally, would miss out on too many experiences that are important for them to have. Also, I've seen the caliber of moms who home school (I've only known ONE person who's a contemporary who home schools her children who I believe is intelligent and driven enough to actually successfully home school). I've known many others who are raising people like the products of home school I've known. I'm not entirely sure what I'm trying to get at here... Have you known anyone who was home schooled who has a successful career or who is an intelligent person? The three that I've known got their GEDs at 16ish, but then have done nothing else and completely lack all common sense. I'm not trying to start drama, I'm genuinely curious. I know I'm fortunate to live in an affluent school district so I'm not experiencing many of the issues that other cite for homeschooling.