I came across this article about 18 Successful Homeschool Alums and thought I'd share. (Linked to the Huffington Post)
Here is a short list of those famous homeschoolers.
- Thomas Edison - is responsible for the carbon telephone, telegraph, phonograph, electric batteries and alkaline batteries. He was home schooled beginning at age 12. His mom took him out of school after a teacher insinuated he was slow.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder - author of Little House on the Prairie. She moved frequently and mostly self taught. She became a teacher at age 15.
- Theodore Roosevelt - Harvard and Columbia Law alum as well as 26th President of the U.S. was homeschooled due to frequent illness.
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt - Harvard alum and 32nd President of the U.S. was homeschooled until age 14.
- Florence Nightingale - founder of modern nursing and two hospitals was homeschooled by her father.
- Alexander Graham Bell - one chief inventor of the telephone was homeschooled by his mother for most of his education.
- Louisa May Alcott - author of Little Women was homeschooled by her father until age 16.
- Susan B. Anthony - teacher, abolitionist, and suffragette left public school young to be homeschooled by her father.
- Woodrow Wilson - Princeton alum, Virgina Law school student and 28th President of the U.S. was homeschooled by his father until age 16.
- Robert Frost - Dartmouth student and Poet was homeschooled until his teenage years.
What other 'famous', historical, political, or inspiring homeschool alums do you know of?