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3.0 out of 5 stars Author didn't mention homeschooling as alternative to public/private school, June 11, 2012
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This review is from: Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World (Hardcover)
I scanned this book and agreed with most of the negative reviews that the book doesn't offer a lot of concrete advice for parents on how to raise innovative children, although it might provide moral support to parents who are struggling to understand their innovative offspring.

One glaring omission that struck me, though, was the author's failure to mention homeschooling as an alternative to public or private schooling. Surely there are also young innovators who have come up through the homeschooling path -- these would have been useful examples to include. We recently pulled our daughter out of a well-regarded local charter school in part because we finally understood that the school environment was completely opposed to any sort of creativity and innovation, collaboration, meaningful social interactions, and so forth.
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Initial post: Jun 25, 2012 6:15:07 AM PDT
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Posted on Jul 6, 2012 7:20:27 PM PDT
CrimsonGirl says:
"Who is coming out of homeschooling with the skills to change the world?" Oh, maybe just Willard Boyle (2009 Nobel laureate in physics), Francis Collins (former head of the Human Genome Project and currently head of the National Institutes of Health), Condoleeza Rice (former Secretary of State), Jimmy Wales (founder of Wikipedia), Erik Demaine (youngest person ever to become a professor at MIT), and the notorious Julian Assange (founder of WikiLeaks). You were saying?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 25, 2013 7:03:26 PM PST
shannahsings says:
Ha! That was an amusing exchange. Thank you, CrimsonGirl.
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