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Why Homeschooling is Becoming Hipster

jrobson Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 10:06 AM
Wake up CAPS LOCK, state teachers don't literally "teach" their subjects either. From the 6th grade on all the kids learn is how to be sullen and rude at home, due to thier ignorant friends and wish to be one of the crowd. I hear that they actually show movies in class just to take up time! The classes are so large that individual help is difficult. I feel sorry for the teachers.

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...