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Why Homeschooling is Becoming Hipster

alopekos teumesios Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 7:13 PM
According to the department calendars, there is no Monday Colloquium scheduled this week in the Physics Department. There are no conferences in the Mathematics calendar, either. Today is the beginning of term at Harvard. It is difficult to believe that a conference on campus has been scheduled at the very end of the Winter Break.

Who knew? My parents are cool. Homeschooling is becoming hipster. Celebrity parents like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie proudly discuss their homeschooling lifestyle. But pioneers like my parents set the trend of educational freedom.

The plan was to send me to public school. My mother enjoyed her job as an R.N. and was not bored. She was simply a creative rebel. And my father encouraged her to pioneer—because he believed in freedom.

My mother is a rebel with her own style. She once told me: “I never wanted to be like anyone else. I always did my own thing. But my...