I would suggest you search FR for the keyword “ARTH” - the “Another Reason to Homeschool” articles get that keyword attached. Most of the stories seem to come out of pretty good school districts. Even if it doesn’t change your mind, it will give you more concrete things to watch for.
I grew up in a “good” school district where there were pipe bombs found at the high school, horrible Ecstasy problems, and all sorts of weird stuff that I heard about from my publicly schooled friends.
Gee, those are the reasons many of my friends have been given by their children to NOT attend the local private school.
Jen, you have obviously done well and I applaud you and your parents for that, however, you have no experience with public school systems, and therefore no credibility with finding fault with them.
My husband and his sisters and nieces all went through a public school system so pathetic it ranks with NYC, DC, and Chicago, yet every one of them is a productive member of society. We left Delaware primarily because our child is so bright and we are unable to keep up with her. Virginia public schools are far superior to what we had available to us.
I applaud the fact you, unlike others, are rare to criticize those of us who choose public schooling. I truly hope you keep up with that position.