It seems they are everywhere at work, church, playground, in families, and just about everywhere else. It seems just about every one who finds out you are homeschooling has to make some critical statement about how your kids are missing out. Funny, these are the same people who tell me that my kids seem so happy and intelligent. I even had a neighbor call social services on us becuase we homeschool our kid. They felt our kids weren't being educated enough. Go figure! Our kids take the national exams just like public school kids and our kids score in the top 10th percentile. The fact that my 11 year old is in Algebra and has a good grasp of Latin seems not to be enough. Because we can't provide a lab for her at home to do science I pay out of pocket to ensure she goes to a class where she can study with a lab and She's the top student. She had to be moved out of her grade level to a higher one. Funny when the social worker stopped in that they didn't even check to see if we registered with the school district and provide a portfolio every year of our kids academic acomplishments. We take them on field trips as well. Fortunately, once the school district was called social services had to close the case but I'm sick of all these people who think they know so much better. I always mention how strange it seems my kids don't use profanity in their everyday conversation like many publicly trained kids. Or how they aren't interested in "boyfriend" "girlfriend" relationships and have a healthy view of family. Strange how they know more about reproduction than the average public school member their age who seem to know more about condoms than how babies are made. So much for sex education. Man, I'm peeved at our neighbors and the whole system they want us to buy into. Whats wrong with family values? A Good education, and healthy morals? In our society that treasonous! Errrrrrrgh!