Here's a nice, succinct piece by a Catholic public school teacher and home schooling father.
(I've never felt burdened by the requirements pertaining to home education set forth by either North Dakota, where we started this journey, or Ohio, where it continues. Still, when Obama became president, we hurried up and joined the Home School Legal Defense Association. We had been meaning to all along, but never got around to it. Obama hasn't spoken very much on home education, so our concern may prove unfounded. Somehow I doubt that.)