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10 Super-Famous Homeschool Success Stories (PHOTOS)

condoleeza riceEducation is a parenting topic that's as divisive as it gets for many reasons, least of all being that there are so many options now. In addition to public and private schools, there are charter schools, Montessori schools, Waldorf schools, and of course, there's also homeschooling.

Advocates for public schools have long-voiced their grievances with parents who make the decision to homeschool their children ("they're not professional educators"; "their homes aren't equipped for learning"; "their children aren't getting the social benefits of a public setting"), but when it comes down to it, there are some incredibly successful, smart people who were homeschooled -- and who can argue with that?

Here are 10 famous people who were homeschooled.

Do you homeschool your child? Why?


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Frost... FrostyMelted

Educate your child as you see fit, whether that be at a tradtional school or through homeschooling, and stop worrying about what other people do.

godde... goddess99

We don't homeschool.

godde... goddess99

We don't homeschool.

mrswi... mrswillie

What works for some, doesn't work for others. It is great we have options when it comes to education.

delan... delanna6two

I don't homeschool higher grades but from about 2yo-5yo, I worked with my children several times a week on basics abc's, counting, colors, etc. until they started kindergarten.

johnn... johnny4ever

Nope..a few of my friends do. 

la_be... la_bella_vita

We do not homeschool but my aunt homeschooled her children. I tried to with my oldest.

elasmimi elasmimi

I do not, because I don't feel qualified. But I admire those who do. Didn't know homeschooling was around when Whoopi was a child, lol.

RobynS RobynS

I don't, because I'm a terrible teacher.

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