I have and I'm proud of it! I never understood why so many people are against homeschooling. Alot of people are so negative about it and I don't get that. Anyways I was homeschooled from grade five and on. Anybody else??
I think that a lot of parents may get defensive about it because they see it as criticism of their own choices for their kids. "Public schools are good enough for my kids, why aren't they good enough for your kids?" Know what I mean?
I'm going to be facing the same thing because I'll be sending my daughter to a private school in the fall.
I wasn't home schooled, I was raised by the public school system. Taught me everything that I think I need to know.
That said, every kid that I know that was home schooled had a very strict religious family. They'd do whatever it is that they do in their home schooling as far as the actual schooling went, then they'd study the bible. I'm not very sure how productive of members of society they are as far as math, english, and science go, but they sure do know the bible.
And with as bad as the school systems are here (in Arizona, USA) it'd be best to send your kids to a private school or to just teach them yourself. I guarantee they'd get a better education.
the reason I'm sending my daughter to private school, well there are a few. For starters, she's not old enough to start kindergarten in the fall but she's ready. She's over her preschool and ready to be done with it, and private school doesn't have age restrictions for kindergarten. If it works out, I'd like to send her there beyond kindergarten because I like their philosophy (it's a Rudolf Steiner school) and I think that in a public school, my daughter is the kind of kid who the teachers would rather see medicated and I don't want to have to put up with that.
One of my older brothers, and my younger brother were home schooled because they kicked up enough of a fuss about hating school that they were allowed to stay home and do the work from there. There really wasn't that much difference in the level of work they did compared to me, but they lack a lot of social skills I got at school.
Here in Albania, the only difference between the private and public school is that the former has more environmental and teaching quality.
But public schools have more qualitystudents.
In private schools you mostly find spoiled-rich kids but not definitely smarter ones.
Oh yeah? I always thought homeschooling got worse reaction because people feel the kids are deprived of socialisation and education from properly licensed people. With private school, it's just "you're being snobby" criticsm.
To answer the OP, no I haven't been homeschooled. I went to private school for all my school years except my 4yr university. Mostly it's because my parents made sure I was in a school that taught religion.