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Meet Kate Fridkis, Who Skipped K-12 and Is Neither Weird nor Homeless

Posted by on May. 2, 2012 at 4:51 PM
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Meet Kate Fridkis, Who Skipped K-12 and Is Neither Weird nor Homeless

Here's one example of a highly successful "unschooled" adult.

Kate Fridkis is 26 years old, is happily married, lives in New York City, has a master’s degree in religion from Columbia University, is a part-time chazzan (cantor) at a synagogue (a job she’s held since age 15), and is a full-time writer. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Huffington Post, and Salon. She’s working on getting her first novel published. She writes funny and insightful essays about body image on her popular blog, Eat the Damn Cake. And recently she has become a fellow blogger here at Psychology Today.
Oh, and she also skipped all of school from kindergarten through twelfth grade. She generally tells people she was “homeschooled,” if they ask about her schooling, because most people don’t know what it means to be “unschooled.” And, in addition to all her other writing, she has another blog called Skipping School.
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Boobah
by Nikki :) on May. 2, 2012 at 11:54 PM
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Very neat and a great model for unschooling :)
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by on May. 3, 2012 at 2:10 AM
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I'm bookmarking this article as a reference for if/when my deciding to unschool is challenged :)
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by Platinum Member on May. 3, 2012 at 9:36 AM

excellent!

kirbymom
by Sonja on May. 3, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Great Article for home schooling, on any level, if you ask me.   I too am going to bookmark this for later reference.  Thank You for posting this!  :)   

catholicmamamia
by on May. 3, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Thanks for sharing! 



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