I wasn't homeschooled, and I'm glad. I had a tough time in school, especially middle school. I was bullied and just had a hard time fitting in with my peers, and I asked my parents to home school me, but they wouldn't. Staying in school taught me how to stand up for myself and gave me important opportunities for socializing. Also, school gave me opportunities for advanced classes that I never would have had at home. I advanced academically beyond what my parents could teach, and even had I not, it's not save setting up advanced chemistry labs in the house anyway. There are advantages to homeschooling, sure, but I think kids really miss out on some of the advanced classes.