What are homeschooled families like in your neck of the woods? What do you think about the current trend of homeschooling? Do you think you would homeschool your children? What are the educational opportunities in your area like? Do you think that the practice of homeschooling keeps women "in their place"? ---___--- Homeschooling families are often hyper religious zealots. The mother is the stay at home parent. Often the mothers were homeschooled themselves, having little to no formal education. They barter or operate with cash only. The more time I spend with these people, the more I feel like I'm venturing into this crazy alternate reality. I've always been curious about what homeschooling is like. Every homeschooled individual that I met as a child, teen, and young adult was really sweet, brilliantly smart, and adorably naive. After a month of serious exploring my homeschooling options in this part of East Texas, I now have zero interest. I have so little respect for the practice that I have every desire to infringe on these families' perceived religious freedoms and shut it all down with some sort of mandatory public school requirement. These people are so out of touch with reality, they think public education is some sort of a post apocalyptic hell. They think that everyone in the world wants to molest or kidnap their children. They are... Unwell. Surely this is not the case for everyone. But this is the trend I've seen here. What about where you are?