One of the most common and understandable misconceptions about homeschoolers is that they are more likely to be inadequately socialized. Prima facie, this notion seems correct (or, at least plausible) since the average homeschooler probably participates in fewer social interactions than his public school counterparts. However, the important question in this respect isn’t quantitative but qualitative. That is, one can have a myriad of social interactions ; but, who do such interactions involve? The structure of public schools almost completely ensures that children will only associate with those who are either exactly or around the same age as them. This impedes older members of communities, who often possess greater wisdom, experience, and character from exercising much influence over them. And, while many teachers are the exception to this rule, whatever they have to offer quickly becomes thin gruel when introduced in the context of classrooms with upwards of thirty children. Moreover, in public schools, there is a lack of diversity of social situations from which children can learn. Or, put differently, situations continually arise which involve the same people, at the same place, doing mostly the same things. Few arrangements could be more developmentally stagnating.