Smart kids should be homeschooled because they need to be challenged and regular classrooms won’t do that. Dumb kids should be homeschooled because their parents can work with them to process things at their level rather than being left behind. Mediocre kids will get individual attention that classrooms can’t provide.
I’d have learned nothing but an inflated sense of my own abilities in a public school. My parents kept me from realizing just how smart I was until I was old enough to handle it.
And you would likely have gotten beaten up for it. You missed out on learning how to deal with common thugs, buy drugs, party, get tattoos and piercings, commit crimes, and acquire STDs.