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Why Homeschooling is Becoming Hipster

Ken2168 Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 10:52 AM
Parents are far more competent than the average teacher's union hack. Moreover, your rant sort of ignores the fact that homeschooled children regularly outperform those "educated" in government schools--by a wide margin.

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...