The Homeschool Wager:
We wagered a second income on the notion that we could educate our children more effectively than the public school system. We wagered the need to fit into the outside world’s social expectations on the belief that our children should look to us for social and moral guidance. We wagered the ease and comfort of kid-free time on the belief that kids need family more than peers, love more than affirmation, and encouragement more than conformity.
That's one of the best explanations of the trade-offs of homeschooling that I've yet to come across. It's a high stakes gamble with a payoff that you won't see come to fruition until years in the future.