I respect people who choose this as the best option for their child, but how do they come to that conclusion? Having lived in the US and been to school there I can see there is a huge difference in standards, and my cousin has moved her son a couple of times as New York City is a hard place to find a school, but no way would she homeschool besides she has to work. What about sports and team events? Most Olympic athletes were discovered via school teams. I played netball at school and then got chosen to play for the county, and that could never have happened if I was homeschooled. My friend's father was an eminent scholar and wrote a text book that is used in most US schools, and he was not homeschooled. I am sure his father was experienced enough to do so, but he chose not to as it wasn't the best option.