I home schooled my daughter, worked, went on trips, and pretty much did whatever I wanted to do and she graduated at 16. We would visit Florida and study the history and culture of Florida. We visited the Alamo and San Jacinto Battleground while studying Texas history. She studied at night and on weekends when necessary, but still finished before her public school peers. Her level of knowledge was better than theirs and her social skills were also superior. She could make friends with someone 3 years her junior or 3 years her senior and not feel like she caught cooties as her public school friends attacked someone one grade back from them or accosted by the person 1 year older.
She also saw the evolutionary "evidence", but was also exposed to the problems that evolution can't answer. Public school students are taught to belittle anyone that ask questions about evolution and hold their ears and scream "nah,nah,nah,nah,nah".
She has now graduated college with a poly sci major and a psych minor and has gone on to her career. Corporations actually are SEEKING home schooled students these days. Most home schoolers learn the Bible and the eternal Truths taught there while even a Christian public school student isn't even allowed to open the Bible in school. The reason schools were invented was to teach children to read the Bible. The first public schools were in the local church.
If a student is to learn reason and knowledge, where better than from his Creator? Why would a Christian send their child into a place that hates God? This stuff about a Christian child shining their light in schools is bunk. They will succumb to the evil instead of converting the masses to good. They are children and are in the learning phase. How much attention would you pay to your parents and clergy if the school teaches you they are morons?
I would be happy to allow my child to go to public schools if they weren't so hostile to real knowledge and God. Public school children have more condoms on banana's, more global warming, more socialism, and just more hedonistic behavior than pure learning. That's why it takes 12 years to teach them to an 8th grade reading level.
Even if Santorum skipped 6 months of the year of teaching, his children would learn more real knowledge than the brutal, druggie, fornicating, morons in the local public school.