At first, it made me a bit sad. No longer can we count them as part of our secret homeschool society. But then I realized, hey, if I had the money to start a school, I would. And my kids would be going there. So, I suppose, it’s not so horrible that a homeschooling family creates exactly what they need, and that others join them.
But there is more. Apparently, this school is very expensive, and it has quite a bit of Scientology influence. Whatever one’s opinion is of Scientology, it has a bad reputation and is generally mocked on the internet. Having a famous homeschooler start a school based on Scientology is unfortunate, simply because it leaves lots of room for people to write it off as just another “crazy” person homeschooling.
Not everyone seems to be bothered by it though. Perhaps there have been enough Scientology celebrities in the news who haven’t gone into hiding or moved to a commune, that it’s not such a big deal anymore.
In any case, I wish him all the success in his efforts. I’m bummed he’s not a homeschooler anymore, but I’m glad he’s found his calling.
What do you think?