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Why Homeschooling is Becoming Hipster

Jane121 Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 10:55 AM
I homeschooled my 7 all the way through to college, and my oldest is 40 (youngest is 25), we might have been the first homeschoolers, there wasn't a name for it when we started. It was actually easier when we just submitted a private school affidavit with our state Department of Education and our ckids said they went to that school. They have kids of their own now and one homeschooled and the rest are sending their kids to public or private school. I think they were indoctrinated in teh University of California they went to in our town, if I had to do it again I would have encouraged them to skip college and just gone for job skills, at the time I thought they would want to know they knew about hte same things their peers knew but now...
tibby2 Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 11:04 AM
A college degree often merely puts your job application in a different pile for the folks in Human Resources. It is part of the weeding out process.

SolofTexas Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 12:19 PM
I have no doubt large corporations (with mechanical HR processes) fail to identify high potential candidates on a consistent and regular basis.

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...