We, too homeschool. I can give you all the reasons in the world to, but in the end it has to be your choice. I do know on the standardized tests here in NC, both kids perform consistently above grade level. I know in their various activities outside the home their manners and deportment are praised (by others not us), and I know that every day is an opportunity to learn and they can come to us with any question and we will answer. As for "socialization" it surely seems from my own public school training that one is expected to be quiet far more than one is allowed to socialize.I mean no disrespect but I'd sure rather have them "civilized" (well educated and ladies and gentlemen) than "socialized".
And you, son of man, take a sharp sword, take it as a barber’s razor, and pass it over your head and your beard..Ezekiel 5:1