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Famous Homeschoolers?!

Have you ever looked up to see who has been homeschooled?...
What do you think of these people?

Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt Peale
Serena Williams, Venus Williams,
Agatha Christie, Mark Twain, Robert Frost,
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,
Charlie Chaplin, Christina Aguilera, Dakota Fanning, Hanson, Hillary Duff, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Justin Timberlake, LeAnne Rimes, Louis Armstrong, Whoopi Goldberg,
Alexander Graham Bell Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, Orville &Wilbur Wright, Albert Einstein, Many Presidents,
Famous HS Parents: Lisa Whelchel
Kelley Preston & John Travolta
Will & Jada Pinkett Smith

and thats just a small list...
http://www.successful-homeschooling.com/famous-homeschoolers.html



 
MommaTasha1003

Asked by MommaTasha1003 at 11:50 AM on Aug. 10, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • We are told homeschoolers are weird and can't function in the real world. When you show successful homeschoolers, people respond with a "who cares" attitude. LOL

    BTW, the celebrities I listed did not come from famous families, and were homeschooled before becoming famous themselves.
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 12:40 PM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • :)
    SusieD250

    Answer by SusieD250 at 11:53 AM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • Celebrities have to home-schooled. I think that if they were asked they would love to go to "regular" school.
    bringin

    Answer by bringin at 12:00 PM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • why in the hell is everyone always expected to "think something" about someone else who might do something that isn't quite the norm?

    What do I think of them? They're famous. Big freakin' deal. They were homeschooled. Whoop-ti-freakin-doo.

    Some of those on your list would HAVE to have been homeschooled since organized public schools haven't always been around in the first place!

    And not all of them on the list were ONLY homeschooled.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:05 PM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • not all of the celeb where famous as kids..
    MommaTasha1003

    Answer by MommaTasha1003 at 12:07 PM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • to anon: i was shining a different light on homeschoolong since most people on CM think they are locked in their home, unsocialized, awkward & could never be a normal part of society..

    MommaTasha1003

    Answer by MommaTasha1003 at 12:16 PM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • How about :

    Christopher Paolini, best-selling author of Eragon
    Jonas Brothers, musicians
    Brett Tebrow, Heisman trophy winner
    Joey Logano, NASCAR sprint cup winner
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 12:34 PM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • okay. I see where you are comming from and do agree to some extent but christina aguilara and various others on your list were working in the performance industry from a very young age.

    MamiJaAyla

    Answer by MamiJaAyla at 12:50 PM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • And celebrities are a "normal part of society"?

    I can only speak for myself, but I've NEVER heard anyone say that homeschooled people can't function in the real world. but you're also not considering the circumstances of some of those people, either. Some it was out of necessity, not out of choice.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:31 PM on Aug. 10, 2009

  • I can also list all the "normal part of society" people I know that were homeschooled and have successful lives, but since most people have never heard of them, it wouldn't mean much, would it?

    *sigh* You can't win.
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 1:41 PM on Aug. 10, 2009