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Why Homeschooling is Becoming Hipster

MyBestEffort Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 9:12 AM
Thank G-d my kids made it out of the "system" in one piece, but if I were raising a child today, I would home school. Katie, the proof is in the pudding. I enjoy reading your articles. BTW, I just read in People magazine that the Sexiest Man Alive this year, Ryan Gosling, was home schooled by his single mom. Apparently she did it because he was getting into fights at school. I applaud her for not sending him to an "alternative" school and dealing with it herself.

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...