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Home school: A quiet revolution (Parts 1 & 2)

March 22, 2009
Tulsa World

Friends at college don’t always know what to think when they ask Chris Byrd where he went to high school.

“Really? You were home-schooled? Why aren’t you a freak?”

In Oklahoma, by some estimates, 33,000 children are facing that kind of question. If home schools were a district of their own, it would be twice the size of Broken Arrow Public Schools, and three times the size of Jenks.

“They expect you to be so socially awkward that you can’t function away from home,”

Byrd says. “And some home-school kids are like that.”

Maybe the ultimate test for home-schooling is whether it continues for a second generation. Will Byrd and other home-school graduates do what their parents did? Will they home-school their own children?

The story continues …..

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