I admit, I used to think that people who chose this option were a little whackadoodle. Perhaps I was a bit judgy? Is it not less crazy than schools ignoring individuality; not following IEPs, incessantly testing children with unproven, but highly profitable online programs, labeling children, or, my new personal favorite, parents paying for this in a private school? For those of you who would argue, like I did, that it could lead to social isolation, that just doesn’t seem to be the case.
There are all sorts of homeschooling groups that offer opportunities for social interaction. Religious (not just Christian, Jewish too), not religious, don’t even think about talking about religion, relaxed, structured, and the list goes on.