*Posted in PRSI vs Community just in case something ends up political. Which it might. Mods, feel free to move this. You won't hurt my feelings * Perhaps not a social issue, but I was wondering what the general consensus of home-schooling is here. For, against, et cetera. Would you try it? Not many people know, but I was actually home-schooled up until my sophomore year of high school. I am currently in public school, but only because I had more opportunities there (the ability to take classes geared toward technical training). One of the interesting experiences I had was acclimating to a public schooled environment. School didn't really pose too much of an issue to me, I had had teachers before (at this point I must interject that I was "online schooled" versus true homeschooling, and thus, had partaken in online social interactions with other students). However, I got quite a bit of reaction from other students. Some of the stereotypes applied to homeschoolers were quite interesting. Of course, the top ones were that I had had no social interactions my entire life and thus many were shocked that I was, in fact, "normal" (in a relative sense) and could carry on a meaningful conversation. Others were surprised that I actually was required to do *schoolwork* at home (prompting the ever-repeated joke that all I did was "homework". Courtesy laugh ) and that I didn't just sit and watch PBS all day. Of course there are the jokes about prom (no, homeschoolers usually just go to the nearest high school and dance. No one has prom alone in their house). The questions about if you had any friends (yes, I did. In fact, there was a group of homeschoolers in our area that wen't skiing together. Usually on a weekday- homeschool benefit!) And so on. I could continue of course, but I'd like to hear your opinions. Is homeschooling something you would ever do? Something you have wondered about home schoolers?