wife of John Adams; mother of John Quincy Adams
U.S. Congressman (MO)
Todd and Lulli have six children they have homeschooled for 22 years, and were founding members of the West County Christian Home Educators Association.
speaker and author of And the Skylark Sings with Me
Amos Bronson Alcott
innovative teacher, father of Louisa May Alcott
Naomi Aldort is the author of Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves. Her parenting advice columns are internationally published in progressive, attachment and homeschool magazines; parents call for her guidance from around the globe. Her website provides articles, CDs, advice, teleclasses, videos and a free newsletter.
U.S. Representative Michele Bachmann (MN-6) is a friend to homeschoolers and an advocate for parental rights. She has five children whom she homeschooled for three years. ~HSLDA Court Report, May/June 2010
queen of neo-soul and a holistic health practitioner
About homeschooling her oldest child, she told Babble Magazine: "So by being home-schooled he learned how to learn — he learned how to solve problems in a nontraditional way. In doing that he developed an edge in his schoolwork. He enjoys challenges. He pushes himself. He does his homework voluntarily...he knows how to be disciplined."
Susan Wise Bauer
writer and historian
actress, neuroscientist, spokeswoman for The Holistic Moms Network
She has chosen a unique path among Hollywood parents: attachment parenting and homeschooling... “the way people always raised children, except for the last 200 years,” Ms. Bialik said in a Washington Times interview. See also: http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/07/15/mayim.bialik.big.bang.theory/index.html
country music singer
actor and film producer
contemporary Christian songwriter
Duane G. Carey
Tom Cruise homeschools his children, Connor and Isabella, from his first marriage to Nicole Kidman. The children are tutored by Cruise's two sisters, one of whom lives with them and one who lives nearby.
U.S. Congressman (KY)
He and his wife Pat have homeschooled their children for many years.
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar
America's biggest family with 19 children
Michael P. Farris
Lawyer and Chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLSA). Since co-founding HSLDA in 1983, Farris has used his extensive experience in both politics and appellate litigation to defend parental rights. Farris has written over a dozen books including three novels, a constitutional law textbook, and works on marriage, parenting, homeschooling, political advocacy, and religious liberty. He is also the founding president and current Chancellor of Patrick Henry College, a Christian institution with the mission of training students through a classical liberal arts curriculum and apprenticeship methodology to impact the world "for Christ and for Liberty." In recognition of his work in home education, Education Week has named Farris one of the "Top 100 Faces in Education of the 20th Century." His daily radio program, “Home School Heartbeat,” airs on several hundred stations nationwide. The Heritage Foundation awarded him its Salvatori Award for American Citizenship in 2002. Michael and Vickie Farris live in Purcellville, Virginia, and have ten children.
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet
“I still say the only education worth anything is self-education.”
educator and author of Snow Falling on Cedars
Catholic apologist and author
Gregg and Sono Harris
pioneers in the modern Christian homeschooling movement
wife of Tom Cruise
"And we homeschool Suri - she has a teacher who is with her every day. We like the one-on-one education. I’m happy that my daughter is strong-willed and determined. You really have to go with what the child is wanting." ~New York Magazine
actress, wife of Brad Pitt
Angelina Jolie believes modern schools are insufficient to cater to her children's needs, preferring to hire tutors and home-school her offspring..."I'd rather them go to a museum and learn to play guitar and read and pick a book they love." ~Interview with The Independent
pastor, movie producer (Facing the Giants, Fireproof)
April 2, 1961 – October 12, 2009
attorney and Senior Counsel, Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA)
Robert E. Lee
Civil War General
Maguire, the mother of four daughters who have been homeschooled all their lives, is the chair-elect of the South Carolina Board of Education. ~Education Week
attorney, founding President of The Center for Arizona Policy (CAP), gubernatorial candidate, and president of Arizona Christian University
actress, wife of Kirk Cameron
actor, author, martial artist
Contemporary Christian Music singer, songwriter, and pianist
Michael and Debi Pearl
The Pearls of No Greater Joy Ministries homeschooled their five children, who have grown up to become missionaries and church leaders.
actress, wife of Will Smith
In 2005, Jada Pinkett Smith told ESSENCE: “The school system in this country...is designed for the industrial age. We’re in a technological age. We don’t want our kids to memorize. We want them to learn.”
actress, wife of John Travolta
Founder of Oath Keepers - “Rhodes, a husband and father of five homeschooled children, said he gets hundreds of e-mails a day, mostly from people interested in knowing more about his group.” http://www.lvrj.com/news/oath-keepers-pledges-to-prevent-dictatorship-in-united-states-64690232.html
Olympian runner, Kansas congressman
U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania; presidential candidate
lawyer and co-founder of Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA)
In 2006, Smith told Reader's Digest: "The things that have been most valuable to me I did not learn in school. Traditional education is based on facts and figures and passing tests - not on a comprehension of the material and its application to your life. Jada and I homeschool our children, because the date of the Boston Tea Party does not matter... Plato’s Republic - kids need to know that... You cannot be an American without reading it and Aristotle’s Politics. That is what the forefathers of this country read, and they used them to create what I believe is the finest system of government that has ever existed... Give me the book, and I do not need somebody to stand up in front of the class."
Christian speaker, Dean of The School of Biblical Evangelism
R.C. Sproul, Jr.
Reformed theologian, pastor, speaker, author of When You Rise Up: A Covenantal Approach to Homeschooling
Bob and Pam Tebow
founders of the Bob Tebow Evangelistic Association
Stefan von Trapp
grandson of Captain von Trapp from The Sound of Music
co-founder of Wikipedia
“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.”~Reason Magazine
former actress, "The Facts of Life", now a pastor's wife and author
Laura Ingalls Wilder
children’s book author
Emeal "E.Z." Zwayne
Christian speaker, pastor, Executive Vice President of Living Waters
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