I'm really disappointed to see this (low) caliber of article in this day and age. I'm not even a homeschooler, and I know that homeschoolers in many districts and states (including mine!) are permitted to participate in special subjects, sports and clubs, and at the high school level, even advanced math and science classes. Homeschoolers are often better prepared for college than their "schooled" counterparts, as this June 2012 USNews article points out. Home-Schooled Teens Ripe for College: Myths about unsocialized home-schoolers are false, and most are well prepped for college, experts say. [link deleted to allow post; please Google the article as titled above to read it.] A Canadian study (2009) shows that socialization isn't an issue for homeschooled kids, as discussed in this Washington Times article: HOME-SCHOOLING: Socialization not a problem [link deleted to allow post; please Google the article as titled above to read it.] I'm just sad to see that the unnamed author didn't bother to let his or her fingers do the walking through Google, to find out about homeschooling before posting this "article."