In truth, looking at public schools, there are essentially the same amount of nerds and introverts. The problem of lacking social skills is not an issue of the school you choose to go to; it is simply a problem of a personality that one must work to get rid of.
A lack of social skills is unhealthy for nearly everyone. To blame this issue on the fact that someone has school at home makes the problem worse altogether, i.e., it's like dousing a house that is under no danger of burning down with gallons of water, only to realize that the house right next to it is collapsing in flames... attacking something that isn't the cause of the problem.
I, myself am homeschooled and, quite frankly, have more friends than the average public schooler (a good 70% of my friends are public-schoolers, mind you).
I know about more music (meaning many different bands) than the average public-schooler.
Among my favorite places to shop for clothes are American Eagle, Buckle, Banana Republic, Guess, Gap and Target (don't jump on my case. Target's clothes easily compare to American Eagle's, for sure).
So the stereotype condemning homeschoolers is not altogether true. I would admit that it's not absolutely unreasonable. However, I have to say again that homeschoolers are not the issue. It's nerds/introverts/sheltered people in general.
2 - Super smart A+ kids who think they are better than you.
3 - Strange inbreds who slack off all day and have no friends or social life.
I happen to be homeschooled. I have normal friends and a social life.. and i don't wear high waisted jeans.
I think it's examples 1, 2, and 3, that give the rest of us a bad name.
Laura - I'm a homeschooler.
John - Really? You're so.. normal.
I'm a homeschooler, and I wear clothes from Gap, Old Navy, and Target. My friends (also homeschoolers) wear off-the-shoulder tops, tie-dye jeans, One Direction t-shirts, and more. My hair is not down to my knees, I'm not Mormon, I'm not related to the Duggars, and I've never been in a spelling bee.
I am on the smart side, but I don't spend eight hours in a classroom five days a week! I hate video games. I know who Lady Gaga is, I know who Miley Cyrus is, I can name the members of One Direction, and I own an iPad.
I drink the occasional soda, and I'm not antisocial. I can't count my friends, there are too many. I do art classes, co-op, drama group, and more.
In short? Homeschoolers are just like you.
Homeschooler: Actually, I'm homeschooled.
Public schooler: Oh, wow. That's too bad. I mean, I bet you don't have, like, a social life.
Homeschooler: * raises eyebrows* You spend eight hours a day in a classroom. And you think I don't have a social life?
I KNOW who Lady Gaga is,I don't have to ask to use Google, I have a YouTube channel, and I'm homeschooled.
Plus, homeschoolers have time to do awesome extracurricular activities and socialize, while other kids sit in a classroom all day and get in trouble for socializing.
Oh yeah, and my chores don't involve milking the cow.
Homeschooler: I'm homeschooled.
Person: Oh. what do you do all day?
Homeschooler: Lots of things.
Person: Like Latin and stuff, cause I like to go on the Internet. You know about the Internet right?
Homeschooler: Here's my email. Let me know if you want help setting up a blog or a Facebook page. You can friend me on Facebook too. I have lots of friends!
Person: Really? Wow...
Ninja homeschoolers (I.E. People who don't have a say in the matter, and are forced against their will to be homechooled, and, if you don't know them, you can't tell if they are homechooled. They usually wear cool clothes, and have good social lives, and are pretty trendy.
Then there are the scary (almost Mormon) homeschoolers. Who have NO social life until collage, wear khaki or bluejean skirts and nearly bellbottom jeans, and polos, and only care about their grade, and their only friends are their siblings.
BY THE WAY!! IMMMA NINJA HOMECHOOLER SO SUCK IT
Ninja homeschooler: At my house!! It's freekin retarded!
Person one: Hi!
Stereotypical homeschooler: Um... Hi? Look I have to go work on my science project...
Today, homeschoolers participate in extensive missions across the world, mainly in North Korea and Iran. The details of the missions are, of course, highly classified. All homeschoolers have been trained in martial arts and small group tactics, and 99% of them have qualified as "expert" according to Secret Service shooting standards. A select few have been trained in counterintelligence operations, and serve as double agents in the normal school systems. Most of the time, they're disguised as wimpy geeks and nerds.
In many areas, there is a homeschool "base" consisting of fortified buildings, along with an armory. The locations of the bases are still unknown, but rumor has it most of them tend to be in secluded locations, such as Alaska, out West, and parts of upper Michigan. All homeschoolers are expected to be in a state of readiness and be able to report to their base of operations in no longer than 30 minutes to respond to any contingency operation by an enemy of the United States.
The outnumbered group of homeschoolers managed to fight off the superior numbers of Communist minions using Uzis, Desert Eagles, and Sawed-off Shotguns.
"It's Ok. I'm homeschooled."
"Have you seen Captain America in action? He has to be homeschooled!"
Normal person: "I didn't say anything! Who are you?"