I don't mean why do you work or sah.
I don't think that is always the case, though. At the same time, I have heard it used as a reason for religious school. Specifically, in one case, that the parents liked it because there were no divorced parents at the school. They preferred not to have their kids exposed to children of divorced parents, because this would interfere with the values they wanted to impose, and because they were convinced that children of divorce were more likely to use drugs and be promiscuous etc, and thus more likely to corrupt their kids.
It can be a fine line, I think. I have deselected schools because I did not like the prevailing attitudes and mores in the school population. It was never my main consideration, but it was a consideration. I also imagine that most parents, if they have a choice, would avoid putting their kids in schools with a known drug or violence problem, for example. So although I largely agree with you, I also think there is a lot of grey in this area.
<< I also imagine that most parents, if they have a choice, would avoid
putting their kids in schools with a known drug or violence problem, for
Oh those poor, unsocialized souls!
I don't think private school, or homeschooled, means unsocialized.
while i agree that there are parents who send their kids to parochial schools for the bubble, i.e.
Well, as I said, it can be a fine line. For example, we deselected one of the fancy private schools in favor of the local public one (for HS). There was a drug problem in both schools, but my feeling was that rich kids+drugs was worse than poor kids+drugs, simply because the poor kids mostly had to stick to pot and not all that much of it. This was not the main reason for choosing as we did, but it was one of the considerations.
In hindsight, the main advantage of dd's HS was, in fact, the socialization she got there. The school had kids from all social and economic levels and from all areas of the city. It was a very good experience for her, and forced her many times to be clear about who and what she was. It is also taught her a great deal of tolerance and understanding and saved her from the severe bubble effect present in most of the private HSs here.