Friday, October 27, 2006

These people would never get invited to the Dr. Phil show

This is a nice article about a succesful homeschool family.

Are homeschoolers prepared for the real world?

OZARK-Clever resident Patti Hobbs' eyes light up and the smile widens across her face as she begins talking about her six children. When Hobbs first ventured into the homeschool world nearly 20 years ago, many probably considered her family an outcast. Homeschoolers were thought to be socially immature and academically inferior. However, the Hobbs children, like so many homeschooled children in today's age, have proven those statements wrong.

Nate and Ben Hobbs have both graduated with honors with bachelor's degrees from the University of Missouri-Rolla. They are both currently enrolled in the doctorate programs at different universities.

(Heavy sigh) To bad we won't ever see homeschoolers like that on tv. The article ends with this conclusion:

There are exceptions to every rule. However, it appears that overall, homeschoolers are getting along just fine in the world. They are blending in with public and private school graduates and entering the same professions. They are involved with civic, community, political and religious affairs. And the number of children being homeschooled is on the rise.

I'm glad to see positive articles about homeschooling in the news.

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Spunky said...

Dr. Who?

Janine Cate said...

The hard thing about the internet you can't see facial expression or hear tone of voice.

So, I saw Spunky's comment and thought. She's kidding, right? Then I wondered, well maybe they don't have a TV. But, I thought I had seen Dr. Phil mentioned are her blog. So I went and checked. Yes, it was there.

So, I'm back to thinking she's kidding. Oh, then I wondered, did I misspell Dr. Phil's name? I'm a notoriously bad speller. So, I went back and checked the spelling. Ok, spelling looks good. I'm back to thinking she's being facetious.

But then, I get the thought that maybe she's asking about another doctor quoted in the article. So, I go back and check the post for a doctor quote. I found no doctor quoted, so I'm back to she's kidding. Right?

MonicaR said...

I think she is kidding. lol.

Unless she means Dr. Who of the British show 'Dr. Who'. ;-)