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Homeschooled teen earns perfect score on ACT�s

Not your typical homeschooler, but close?
(FAYETTEVILLE) — On a typical day, you can find Daniel Lloyd, 16, at home. Daniel studies from the time he wakes up until the sun sets and his studies are paying off.
He earned a perfect score on the ACT’s.
�I felt pretty good about the test coming out the testing room,� Daniel said. �I didn’t think I had a perfect score.’
The ACT’s are a college admission placement test. Nearly 1.2 million students like Daniel take the test yearly. The average score is 21 points. Daniel scored 36.
‘He had done well in the past but when I opened up that envelope, I was very pleased,� said his mother, Theresa Lloyd.
Theresa is pleased and proud. She�s also his teacher. With a house of seven brothers and sisters, the Lloyd�s are home schooled. Read more…

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  1. “Daniel studies from the time he wakes up until the sun sets…”

    Did anyone else find this statement bizarre? I really don’t think that studying is all that Daniel Lloyd does.

    Why is the reporter portraying him like this? Later in the piece the reporter includes Daniel’s love of baseball and also a statement from Daniel’s mom about his many interests.

    I feel angry about these type of statements by reporters seeking to portray homeschooled kids as so different from other kids. I’m sure that Daniel has many interests besides studying from sunup to sundown.

    In fact – I am positive that Daniel has many interests. I am a homeschooling mom, though. I think that many people, like the reporter, believe that homeschooled kids only study 12 hours a day and are isolated. I’ve had to deal with comments from many parents saying basically the same thing about my kids. They have NO idea how engaged my kids are with their community.

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