My wife and I are fed up with the state education agency, school districts and their approaches. They only teach to pass the STAAR test. Our kids are being taught and tested on subjects that are beyond their grade level and the instruction moves so fast that they have little time to master or even understand anything before moving on to another area. The math is taught in such a confusing manner that my wife and I have trouble understanding it and both of us are in science and engineering careers. The kids understand our methods to solving math better than what is taught at the schools, but the teachers have contacted us asking that we encourage the kids to use the schools methods. The schools will can't adequately provide tutoring before of after school because the teachers constantly have mandatory workshops. Our kids are loaded down with so much homework, they the can't be kids. they are working until 7-8pm most days. My wife is Domestic CEO (stay at home Mom) so we would not be taking a financial hit. Private schools are far too expensive, so that is not an option. If anyone out there home schools, please give me some of the pro's and con's.