Saturday, May 05, 2007

Wikipedia creator homeschools his daughter

I just finished reading an article in the June issue of Reason magazine about Wikipedia creator Jimmy Wales. On page 25 it says:

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 significatnly broken about the whole concept of school." A longtime opponent of mandatory public school attendance, Wales says that part of the allure of Florida, . . . is it's relatively laissez-faire attitude toward homeschoolers. This makes it easier for Wales and his wife to let Kira . . . follow her own interests and travel with her parents when Wales gives one of his many speeches abroad.

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