And a thanks to everyone who responded to my call for thoughts on choosing a Catholic/Christian school for your children. Here's the link to all those comments.
Ah, the passions run high. The basic points seem to be this:
1. If you have a solid, Catholic school--run by faithful religious--then this is certainly a viable option. I would add that there is a new crop of Catholic independent schools, run mostly by laity, that also provide a solid Catholic education. Check out the NAPCIS directory for examples.
2. For some, even these schools, however, are too expensive.
3. Parents have the vocation to be the primary educators of their children. No matter how awesome your local Catholic schools are, nothing substitutes for the example of devout parents.
4. Most homeschoolers saw a home school as the best way to guide their children in faith, education, provide individual attention. No one mentioned wishing their child was "more socialized."
So there's the thoughts. Thank you, again! And a special thanks to Danielle Bean, blogging genius extraordinaire!