Sadly homeschooling gets more negative press than good press despite the fact that there are many good homeschooling stories out there.  In addition, there are many famous homeschoolers throughout history.  You can do your own google search to find even more, but http://www.famoushomeschoolers.net/ has an extensive list and broken down by categories.  So the next time you hear the word homeschooling, don’t paint all homeschoolers as the same as those who get the bad press.   In fact, there is a lot of good that has come from the homeschooling community and more will continue.

Famous homeschoolers (all those listed were homeschooled at least part of their education):

James Madison

George Washington

Woodrow Wilson

Andrew Jackson

James Garfield

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt

Abraham Lincoln

Alexander Graham Bell

Thomas Edison

Eli Whitney

the Wright Brothers

Leonardo da Vinci

Andrew Wyeth

Claude Monet

Louise Armstrong

The Jonas Brothers

Frankie Muniz

Whoopi Goldberg

Hanson

Charlie Chaplin

Jennifer Love Hewitt

George Patton

Douglas MacArthur

Robert E. Lee

Stonewall Jackson

Agatha Christie

Samuel Clemens

Charles Dickens

Robert Frost

C.S. Lewis

Beatrix Potter

Benjamin Franklin

Ansel Adams

Margaret Mead

Albert Schweitzer

Frank Lloyd Wright

Sandra Day O’Connor

Winston Churchill

George Washington Carver

Albert Einstein

Booker T. Washington

Joan of Arc

Brigham Young

Pierre du Pont

Benjamin Banneker

Reid Barton

Wilson A. Bentley

Augustin-Louis Cauchy

Pafnuty Chebyshev

Pierre Curie

Paul Erdos

Michael Faraday

Pierre de Fermat

Evariste Galois

Sophie Germain

Pierre-Gilles de Gennes

William Hamilton

Oliver Heaviside

Fred Hoyle

T.H. Huxley

Carl Jacobi

Ruth Lawrence

Gilbert Newton Lewis

John D. Linsely

Ada Lovelace

Benoit Mandelbrot

Isaac Newton

Blaise Pascal

Charles Sanders Peirce

Henri Poincare

Joseph Priestly

Bernhard Riemann

Erwin Schrodinger

Samuel C. C. Ting

Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

Brett Dennen

Ansel Adams

Louisa May Alcott

Jamie Anderson

Susan B. Anthony

Julian Assange

Camren Bicondova

Rebecca Black

Benjamin Bolger

Michelle Creber

Felicia Day

Skyler Day

Erik Demaine

Hilary Duff

Lucy Hale

Bethany Hamilton

Gianna Jessen

Sage Kotsenburg

Michelle Kwan

Joey Logano

Lindsay Lohan

Demi Lovato

Ernst Mach

Kaitlyn Maher

Bode Miller

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Florence Nightingale

Hayden Panettiere

Jedediah Purdy

Taylor Swift

Astra Taylor

Tim TebowR. R. Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien

Emma Watson

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Grant Colfax

Francis Collins

Margaret Mead

Benoit Mandelbrot

Soichiro Honda

Bill Lear

Serena Williams

Venus Williams

Condoleezza Rice

Andrew Carnegie

Peter Jennings

Rebecca Ogle

Jimmy Wales

Aaron Fessler

Chris Thile

Chris Colfer

Hunter Hayes

Famous families homeschooling their children:

Katie Holmes & Tom Cruise

Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith

Mayim Bialik

Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt

Cynthia Bailey

Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin

John Travolta & Kelly Preston

Erykah Badu

Lisa Whelchel

Marcia Gay Harden

John & Elizabeth Edwards

Darrell Waltrip

Garth Brooks

Kirk Cameron

Chuck Norris

Jimmy Wales

Here are some good homeschooling stories:

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