As frustration with the nation's educational system grows — with concerns over class size, funding curriculum and budget cuts — many families have turned to homeschooling for their lil one's education. According to the US Department of Education, approximately 1.5 million tots were taught at home last year.

While homeschooling may reduce tuition costs and exposure to outside influences, the decision to do so is not an easy one. Homeschooling requires an intense time commitment from the parent who will serve as the educator, a possible income reduction if that parent was working out of the home, greater effort for socializing your children with others and a child that is willing to view her parent as a teacher.

Would you consider leaving traditional education for home-learning?