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    Filed at 9:15 pm under by dcobranchi

    I guess it’s a good thing when I lose track of celebrities who home educate. Just means there are too many to keep track of.

    [Wikipedia founder Jimmy] Wales, whose wife Christine teaches their 5-year-old daughter Kira at home, says he is disappointed by the “factory nature” of American education: “There’s something significantly broken about the whole concept of school.” A longtime opponent of mandatory public school attendance, Wales says that part of the allure of Florida, where his Wikimedia Foundation is based, is its relatively laissez-faire attitude toward homeschoolers. This makes it easier for Wales and his wife to let Kira (a tiny genius in her father’s eyes) follow her own interests and travel with her parents when Wales gives one of his many speeches abroad.

    The whole piece is well worth a read.

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