I don't want the state or a school run by people like what we have today to be teaching my children anything. when my children are old enough to make up their own mind, they can decide if they would like to join state education at a later date but not at those critical years when they are sucking up everything in what they think is a "safe and secure environment." the only s+s environment is in a family home. they will learn everything they need to by just being around and taking part in daily life of a loving family. I've obviously oversimplified the brief here, but there is a lot of hard facts on the benefits of homeschooling.