Let's look at what people are considering on the negative side of things with a list of homeschooling cons. Despite all the good things that have been said about this type of education, there are those that continue to battle it or call it names. Whether some of these things are true or not, I'll leave to you. And whether some of these things can be overcome, I'll leave for another article.
Homeschooling can be hard work. There's no doubt about that. On top of all the other household duties and chores, adding homeschooling to the list will be difficult. It can take anywhere from 1-6 hours per day to homeschool a student depending on their grade level and method of teaching. You may have to quit your job and take part-time work.
Quitting a job can be hard in order to homeschool. It's becoming pretty common these days to have two wage earners per family. The reality of losing one of those paychecks can be difficult or impossible to survive. Even part-time work won't likely make up the difference. Maybe you will have to save up to do this for a year or two, but even saving is hard for some with two employed adults.
A lot of people don't think they have what it takes to homeschool. They don't have a teaching certificate or maybe even a college education and think these are needed to do the job right. After all, aren't all the teachers in public schools required to have them? There must a good reason then.
The housework will start to fall behind and the class projects will be scattered everywhere. Homeschooling will start to take its toll on the time and energy available to clean, dust and even do the laundry.
People will think you're crazy to homeschool.
Your kids won't be able to get into a good college if they're homeschooled. What will become of them if they don't get a degree? You might make their K-12 education more fun, but what then? Are they just going to go to work for wages somewhere and try to live their life that way?
Why would you spend money to create a homeschool when the taxes you pay already on your property funds the public school? They sure aren't going to give it back to you. It just doesn't make any sense.
There's probably more homeschooling cons out there, but that's the majority of them.