Talk:Homeschooled celebrities

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Is this legit? The entire title is a primer to weasel words. It's like writing an article for "People Who Arguably Could Be Considered Historically Important By Certain Individuals With Such An Opinion." And the article itself makes us look lazy- "we haven't done the legwork, but these people could make homeschooling look good if they were, so here's hope"- just comes across poorly. I say we come up with definitive answers for those we can, get rid of the ones who are inconclusive and get rid of this article ASAP. --DReynolds 23:40, 2 March 2009 (EST)

I agree-- otherwise, it's a big round of speculation. The first two on the list seem to have had a mix of homeschooling and other schooling. Stonewall Jackson was most likely first taught by his mother, a schoolteacher, who died when he was six years old. After that, he attended school where and when he could, and also engaged in a good deal of self-teaching. Alexander Graham Bell was schooled at home until the age of eleven by his father. He later attended two different high schools.Pepperlynn 00:24, 3 March 2009 (EST)
I changed the title to reflect the contents. RJJensen 00:31, 24 August 2009 (EDT)

Duplication of effort

This page duplicates category:People who were Educated at Home. I'd suggest putting everyone listed here into that category, rather than having a separate page.--CPalmer 09:29, 3 March 2009 (EST)

Sounds like a plan Pepperlynn 13:06, 3 March 2009 (EST)


On a site that extolls the failings of hollywood celebrities it may not be appropriate to call these guys "homeschooled celebrities". How about "Famous homeschoolers"? Millsart 00:46, 24 August 2009 (EDT)

Maybe--but the problem with Hollywood celebrities is their values, not their fame RJJensen 00:51, 24 August 2009 (EDT).
Nonetheless celebrity=fame=celebrity. Millsart 01:03, 24 August 2009 (EDT)
it's ambiguous to say "famous homeschooled people" because they are not famous for being home-schooled but for something else. RJJensen 09:12, 25 August 2009 (EDT)