How Homeschool Allows for Failure~Schooling them at home is a step in that direction Along with the responsibility of pushing their lives forward comes the risk of failure. I love that. My kids never failed at school. I probably would never have let them fail in any significant way. Failure in the system is wrought with labels, permanent records, and names written in the board in the spirit of humiliation. That isn't what anyone wishes for their baby.