When I was in seventh grade I finally realized how much I hated school. I hated, and hate, school because when you jam 25 kids into the same classroom something bad is bound to happen. I hate school because 75% of the teachers don't do anything when an idiot starts being disruptive, which for example my seventh grade teacher Mrs. MacGowan used to spend 35 minutes of the class yelling at the only two disruptive people in the class without actually sending them out. I hate school because what they teach you isn't always useful, there is no way to coordinate your classes with what you're interested in. Which in my case is Architecture, and the way I felt when I was in the public school system was that only about 20% of what I learned would be useful AND stick with me. Which, I suppose varies for each student but I digress... After seventh grade I became home schooled. And at first I did almost nothing, was just bored and tired all the time and felt like I MISSED school. My dad was home schooling me and he convinced me to try it for the rest of the year. He gave me projects and more interesting things to do, and as time went on I started to really enjoy it. And after a while it finally hit me, "I can do things!" I didn't have to follow what other people told me to do all the time, which I figured out, had been what I thought before this point. So after that I asked my dad if we could head down to the local architecture office in the city nearest to me and he said yes. When we went down there the architect told me I could come and learn from him once in a while and try a few small projects. So as eight grade went by I learned more than I had in all my years in public school. And I know that you're thinking "How did you have friends and any kind of a social life?" Well in most towns and cities there are other home schooled kids. You just don't hear about them while you're in school. There is, a lot of the time, a home schooling group in most areas which you can sign up for and join. I signed up for one late in my eight grade year and met a kid who was interested in architecture as well and we have been friends since. I'm now in my last year of high school and I really love home schooling, so I'm wondering.... What do you guys think of home schooling? I've never talked to anyone outside people who know a lot about it before. So what do you think? Is it a good thing or a bad thing? And if you have any questions let me know and I'll answer. Thanks for reading!