I was asking this question specifically hoping that folks who have had homeschooling experience would answer. Do you have any personal experience in the area of homeschooling? Because it doesn't sound like you do. Perhaps I should have stated that in the question.
I don't necessarily have a "beef" with the public school system, except for the fact that I hated my school years and how there was absolutely no room for any other learning styles except a strict, sit-silently-in-your-seat for hours at a time and listen to your teacher lecture. I believe there are ways to accomodate other students' learning styles while providing a challenging, stimulating educational experience.
My husband was homeschooled by his mother and he is incredibly smart and well-rounded, with knowledge in all subjects.
I, however, a public school system child, lacked basic math skills and had to take remedial math in college, just to catch up. And even after that, I did not score very well on the Grad School GRE test, and may explain why I could not get in after 2 yrs. of trying.
My husband's family has extensive experience homeschooling, and there are networks and organizations of homeschooling families that go do educational things together to fulfill requirements enforced by the state.
It is not a matter of whether or not I want to be a "hands on" parent or not. And wanting to homeschool my child, but not being confident in my teaching abilities does NOT make me a hands-off parent, and I know many homeschooling advocates who would strongly take issue with you if you say such things. As a matter of fact, I feel that being involved in the homeschooling process (on any level) would make me a much more hands-on parent than most!
I simply know myself well enough to know that I would not be a good teacher for my child, but I wish something more for them than a public school education, which, in my experience, was quite lacking.
And I never said that I wanted to pay someone to watch my child for breakfast, lunch, and after school care, as you implied. And you are also assuming that having someone else homeschool my child would cost money, but it would only cost to have a "supervising" teacher to help me prepare lesson plans if I taught my child.
So please do not rudely and meanly criticize me and my personal reasons for wanting to homeschool my child, when you do not know me or much about homeschooling.