Here is an interesting study done by canadian based The Fraiser Institute that shows homeschooling, even by poorly educated parents, produced positive academic and socioeconomic results. http://www.fraserinstitute.ca/commerce.web/newsrelease.aspx?nID=4933 Here are some snipets: “Poorly educated parents who choose to teach their children at home produce better academic results for their children than public schools do." “The research shows that the level of education of a child’s parents, gender of the child, and income of family has less to do with a child’s academic achievement than it does in public schools.” "Research shows that almost 25 per cent of home schooled students in the United States perform one or more grades above their age-level peers in public and private schools. Grades 1 to 4 home school students perform one grade level higher than their public- and private-school peers. By Grade 8, the average home schooled student performs four grade levels above the national average." This has certainly been the case with our children. My 7-year old performs math and other subjects 1-2 grades above normal with little difficulty. While the study shouldn't conclude that their is no benefit to public education, it should help dispel the myth that homeschooled kids are at some sort of disadvantage to public schooled kids.