That Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia creator, was homeschooling his child. I found that tidbit on the Popwire: Jimmy Wales: trying to educate the planet via Wikipedia. His daughter is only 5 and Florida’s compulsory attendance age apparently starts at 6. So I guess homeschoolers couldn’t have official bragging rights yet. (I’d be bragging as I am an Open Source/Wiki fan, as are a few others who poke about with Home Education Magazine.)
For instance, Helen noted this last year on her blog. So seeing as Mr. Wales is into homeschooling, it’s not a surprise that he was interested in the possibilities of Free the Curriculum! I don’t think he finished up his list (or I can’t find it).
I would imagine his family might be of the unschooling or discovery led style? He’s moved on to new adventures. Happy learning trails to Mr. Wiki and his homeschooling family!
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