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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on May. 2, 2012 at 4:51 PM