One final thought, may I suggest you take time to look up on-line and/or order a catalog from Rainbow Resource, one of the biggest suppliers of homeschool materials. What is available to the homeschool parent is beyond what most folks realize. The homeschool market has taken off with quality curriculum written by former teachers and college professors designed for the homeschool family. Frankly, what parents can purchase is often of better quality than what is offered in a typical textbook used in the classroom. Obama-Drama you would do well to do a bit of research on what is going in the homeschool community before making a blanket statement on the quality of teaching.