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patriot45
12-02-2008, 09:52 PM
Well for all you progressive, liberal hate homeschooling people, take this!

Not too shabby of a list! (http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/20302)



1. Agatha Christie. Agatha was a painfully shy girl, so her mom homeschooled her even though her two older siblings attended private school.

2. Pearl S. Buck was born in West Virginia, but her family moved to China when she was just three months old. She was homeschooled by a Confucian scholar and learned English as a second language from her mom.

3. Alexander Graham Bell was homeschooled by his mother until he was about 10. It was at this point that she started to go deaf and didn’t feel she could properly educate him any more. Her deafness inspired Bell to study acoustics and sound later in life.

4. If Thomas Edison was around today, he would probably be diagnosed with ADD – he left public school after only three months because his mind wouldn’t stop wandering. His mom homeschooled him after that, and he credited her with the success of his education: “My mother was the making of me. She was so true, so sure of me; and I felt I had something to live for, someone I must not disappoint.”

5. Ansel Adams was homeschooled at the age of 12 after his “wild laughter and undisguised contempt for the inept ramblings of his teachers” disrupted the classroom. His father took on his education from that point forward.

6. Robert Frost hated school so much he would get physically ill at the thought of going. He was homeschooled until his high school years.

7. Woodrow Wilson studied under his dad, one of the founders of the Southern Presbyterian Church in the United States (PCUS). He didn’t learn to read until he was about 12. He took a few classes at a school in Augusta, Georgia, to supplement his father’s teachings, and ended up spending a year at Davidson College before transferring to Princeton.

8. Mozart was educated by his dad as the Mozart family toured Europe from 1763-1766.

9. Laura Ingalls Wilder was homeschooled until her parents finally settled in De Smet in what was then Dakota Territory. She started teaching school herself when she was only 15 years old.

10. Louisa May Alcott studied mostly with her dad, but had a few lessons from family friends Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Can you imagine

Molon Labe
12-04-2008, 04:35 PM
Home schoolers routinely beat the pants off of public school counterparts. People forget that state funded education is something fairly new when you consider the history of the U.S. It's more quantity than quality today. Everybody get's a mediocre education.

ReaganForRus
12-04-2008, 05:58 PM
what about Abe Lincoln?

Molon Labe
12-04-2008, 06:26 PM
what about Abe Lincoln?

Yep... Forgot about him.

Here's more.. according to this site.

http://www.eadshome.com/Famoushomeschooled.htm

Presidents
George Washington
Thomas Jefferson
James Madison
John Quincy Adams
Abraham Lincoln
William Henry Harrison
Theodore F. Roosevelt

Governors
Patrick Henry [VA]
Charles Pickney III [SC]
Richard D. Spaight [NC]
William Livingston [NJ]
Richard Bassett [DE]

FlaGator
12-04-2008, 09:01 PM
Tim Tebow - Christian home schooled quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner for the Florida Gators. Not in the same league as the people in the posts above but he has become a target of hate by liberal, home school/Christian, haters.

Molon Labe
12-05-2008, 07:55 AM
Tim Tebow - Christian home schooled quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner for the Florida Gators. Not in the same league as the people in the posts above but he has become a target of hate by liberal, home school/Christian, haters.

Tebow is a class act too.

linda22003
12-05-2008, 08:11 AM
what about Abe Lincoln?

He wasn't so much home schooled as SELF schooled. :)

noonwitch
12-05-2008, 09:09 AM
Thomas Edison would have driven the average school teacher crazy. He was brilliant and had ADHD. Every once in a while, I get a kid like that on my caseload and they usually drive their teachers crazy.

marinejcksn
12-05-2008, 03:28 PM
Great list! The wife is pressing for us to get working on having a baby when I get back from Iraq (:eek:) but I think I'm gonna lay it down: we're homeschooling if we have kids.