Thank G-d my kids made it out of the "system" in one piece, but if I were raising a child today, I would home school. Katie, the proof is in the pudding. I enjoy reading your articles. BTW, I just read in People magazine that the Sexiest Man Alive this year, Ryan Gosling, was home schooled by his single mom. Apparently she did it because he was getting into fights at school. I applaud her for not sending him to an "alternative" school and dealing with it herself.