i added two more paragraphs to my homeschool pros/cons letter.
PS Con: Grades are usually used by children as a social status indicator, not as the guide to learning and achievement they are supposedly intended for. They sort themselves into ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œsmart kids,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬? ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œaverage kids,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬? and ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œdumb kids.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬? Even if your child is very intelligent, if, for whatever reason, your child has poor grades (see boredom above), the situation can make her feel like sheÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s stupid or a failure, even when sheÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s not. In a home school situation, you will have the opportunity to help your child understands what the numbers mean in a meaningful way.
HS Pro: Family time. Home schooling forces you to spend time as a family, something that many people feel is sorely missing from todayÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s working family life.