In an effort to convince you that homeschooling doesn't work . . .
Your neighbor, a school teacher, shares with you, "I once had a homeschooled kid put in my class and his work was below average."
You reply, "Public school children are never below average?"
A stranger in the grocery store declares, upon learning that you're a homeschooler, "I once knew a homeschooled kid who was horribly shy."
You reply, "They don't have shy kids in public schools?"
Your cousin Barney shares with you at the family Christmas gathering, "I once had a neighbor whose uncle's co-worker's sister-in-law homeschooled. That kid went off to college and totally rebelled, smoking and drinking and who knows what else!"
You reply, "Public school children never rebel?"
Your brother-in-law tells you, "Your kids will all be nerds!"
You reply, "They don't have nerds in public school?"
Alternate reply, "Good! Nerds don't get in trouble with the law or with girls or with drugs or with staying out all night."
A fellow parishoner asks, "What about socialization?"
You reply, "YES! That's exactly why I homeschool, because of the superiority of the socialization. How wise of you to see that!"