(let's try this reblog thing...)
We've homeschooled our kids their entire lives. When she talks about:
"I didn’t realize the pressure we were under until we were set free of the educational “mess” of which they were part: The prepackaged curriculum, the one-size-fits-all model, the bullying and the negative socialization. Homeschooling allowed us to discover and experience pure, superior learning and a customized learning environment."
I know what she means. And she's right when she says "we, as parents, must exert a powerful influence in determining the quality of life we want for our children." It shouldn't be left up to the whims of some budget crisis, or politics, or really, what some else wants to indoctrinate into our children's heads. We don't shelter our children -- we know they have to enter the real world someday and we want to ensure they are best prepared for it, not just to survive, but to excel. It requires a lot of sacrifice of our time, our money, our quality of life in some ways... but in so many others, it leads to a far greater increase in quality that it's well worth it.