I'm seriously considering it and I will briefly explain why.
We currently live in one the most deprived areas of the UK - I believe it's in the top 3.
It's a very strange place as there are apartments selling for over £1 million and just a few hundred metres away there are typical council houses and a street which had the highest number of car-jackings in the UK just 2 years ago.
Now I'm not a snob, privileged, or whatever else you may be thinking. I grew up on a council estate myself and went to a comprehensive and it did me no harm. But you have to live in this area to understand it and essentially, that means all the local schools are not exactly the kind of place I want my daughter attending.
I've watched a neighbour's daughter over the last 6 years turn from an innocent, typical 10 year old into a foul mouthed, slovenly, lout doing things no father wants to think about.
So, I'm seriously considering homeschooling but I'm concerned about a couple of major issues:
1. Interaction with other children - I consider this to be essential for a growing child so how do homeschooled kids deal with this?
2. I left school 25 years ago - how the hell am I supposed to re-learn everything I've forgotten?
I look forward to hearing from anyone who has done this, ideally from the UK but all input is welcomed.