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Why Homeschooling is Becoming Hipster

Bonsall Billy Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 11:59 AM
Most of the better colleges and universities readily accept home school students. My oldest son was home schooled until college, and started community college courses at 15. He was later accepted to UCLA and UC San Diego, along with private colleges like Claremont-McKenna and Pomona College. He graduated from Claremont-McKenna and then from Michigan Law School. My other sons were home schooled until high school, and all were accepted to excellent colleges. As to socialization, I don't think that is something public schools are all that great at anyway. Home school kids tend to be more independent thinkers, and more comfortable interacting with people of different ages including adults. I am a huge fan of home schooling.

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...