I read a post which got me thinking about the overall homeschool movement from a statistical point of view. And I paraphrase/quote a post from homeschoolonline.org (I'm too new to be able to put in the link for real) Do most homeschoolers seem to start in schools and try to homeschool as a second choice when the schools don't work. They homeschool not out of principle but as a pragmatic problem solving move. This pragmatic group totals 61% of those surveyed. (There were 9% who had “other reasons” and 30% who were homeschooling for religious reasons.) I’m now really curious about these questions. 1. Did most homeschoolers start in schools and then switch? 2. Would they have stayed in school if the experience had been better?