It is not always formal education that changes the world ~ Thomas Edison bio
…as witnessed by Thomas Edison’s limited formal education. Considered one of the most prolific inventors in history, holding 1,093 U.S. patents, Edison produced far, far, far beyond fully-educated individuals. “In school, the young Edison’s mind often wandered, and his teacher, the Reverend Engle, was overheard calling him “addled”. This ended Edison’s three months of official schooling. His mother homeschooled him. Much of his education came from reading R.G. Parker’s School of Natural Philosophy and The Cooper Union.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Edison.
Homeschooling is very popular among a few of my friends who are homeschooling their children in Reno. More parents should take it up.