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Why Homeschooling is Becoming Hipster

McGovern Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 7:59 AM
Many teachers in public school really aren't capable of giving the children the education they need. Some can, of course. There's also the lack of social skills that public-schooled children can lack. I've seen public-schooled children have behavior issues because they are in constant contact with social misfits in their classes. Again, it's not all of them.

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...