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Why Homeschooling is Becoming Hipster

ben496 Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 10:54 AM
Home schooling is relatively new so you're not going to have a big enough sampling to judge. Maybe when a larger majority of students are home schooled you'll see more of those kids in Ivy league schools.

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...