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Why Homeschooling is Becoming Hipster

HuffingPaintPost Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 10:19 AM
Jefferson's quote actually was, "it is better to tolerate the rare instance of a parent refusing to let his child be educated, than to shock the common feelings and ideas by the forcible asportation and education of the infant against the will of the father." No need to neuter it; it's historically accurate that we were patriarchal at the time (in fact, this quote is from Jefferson's 1817 plan for boys' public education in VA), yet the sentiment is the same irrespective of this fact.

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...