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Wild West Homeschooling: Receiving a Cutting-Edge Education

Like adults who exchange the bustle of the city for the peace of the country, young people sometimes elect to leave the grind of school to quietly learn at home.

Sixteen-year-old Beth Gates of Manhattan, Montana is one such trailblazer. Before beginning her high school years, Beth decided – with her parents’ blessing – to retire from public school. The modern school culture, after all, can be a social rat race.

‘I was tired of the cliques, the gossip, the drugs, and the drinking,’ says Beth of the decision to become a homeschooler.

She has even coined a phrase for these adolescent distractions: ‘the drama.’ Read more…

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