Another reason or two we homeschool:
Some of the teachers in schools just aren't that smart.
My son knows a "school boy" who is in his cub scout den and he told everyone last night that
when he gave his teacher the scout's salute, his teacher told him not to do that, it was a Hitler sign.
Uh.....hmmmm.....I hope this was not his History teacher.
Out of 10 boys, 2 of them are homeschooled in my son's den.
Out of 10 boys, they are the only 2 with jobs other than "empty the dishwasher" and "get a milk out of the fridge" I guess the other boys couldn't believe that our homeschooled boys had to do so much work.
Our boys have jobs. Real jobs. Daily jobs. Weekly jobs. Cleaning the bathroom, clearing the table, doing dishes, dusting, vacuuming, sweeping, emptying the garbage, making their beds, cleaning their rooms! (not all at once)
What are people afraid of? Are they afraid if they make their child work, they won't like them anymore? Do they feel sorry for their kiddos? How did they, as parents learn to do jobs? By giving our children jobs, we are teaching them to be responsible adults, not lazy adults.
Kiddos are so capable of learning and being responsible and helping out. It gives them a sense of pride.