In earlier iterations, home schooling was considered by many as an inferior and isolating experience, unworthy of serious academic accreditations. In fact many US parents seeking religious, psychological and social segregation found home schooling to be a viable strategy. The possibilities of home schools now extend far beyond segregationist motivations.
Look for more parents creating learning cooperatives that integrate learning into the community, provide a more whole person and multiple intelligence approach to learning, and synthesize onsite and online blended options. Most importantly, community based learning, as it could be termed, foster self-directed learning.
These leapfrog many public and private schools.