I'm not an evangelist for home schooling. I know that it's not the perfect answer for every family or every child. In fact, I have two children who are enrolled in public school right now, and the two youngest stay at home. I'm comfortable with that, too.
Still, I've found my home schooling groove. When young parents tell me they're thinking about home schooling themselves, I am happy to answer questions, offer encouragement, and show them the curriculum we use.
Home schooling has become so mainstream that I confess I'm taken by surprise when someone openly criticizes the path we're on. Face to face, it almost never happens.
What does happen, sometimes, is that a …