Inadequate funding isn’t the reason U.S. public schools are ranked 18th among industrialized nations.  On average, $11,223 is spent per student in public schools, and since 1985, inflation-adjusted federal spending has increased 138 percent.  Meanwhile, the Homeschool Progress Report 2009 found that without world-class facilities, million-dollar budgets, and licensed educators, U.S. home-schooled students in grades K-12, averaged 37 percentile points higher on standardized academic achievement tests than their public-school counterparts.