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26th Sep '16 5:14:43 AM DemonWhelp
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* WordOfGod describes ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'''s title character as homeschooled, but it's a bit of an odd example--the Crystal Gems don't seem to know what "school" ''is,'' and just kind of teach [[TagalongKid Steven]] informally.



* WordOfGod describes ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'''s title character as homeschooled, but it's a bit of an odd example--the Crystal Gems don't seem to know what "school" ''is,'' and just kind of teach [[TagalongKid Steven]] informally.
30th Jun '16 12:47:38 PM AnoneMouseJr.
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* Dian Curtis Regan's ''Literature/MonsterOfTheMonthClub'': Main protagonist Rilla Harmony Earth started being homeschooled because of her mother's beliefs (Sparrow Earth is a "back-to-nature" type), though she does get together with other homeschooled kids for field trips and special events.



* Very extreme example in ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', where two brothers are homeschooled because their obsessive, possessive and controlling mother wants them until her complete control. She winds up manipulating the older boy into killing his own brother to keep social services from taking him away.

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* Very extreme example in ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', where two brothers are homeschooled because their obsessive, possessive and controlling mother wants them until under her complete control. She winds up manipulating the older boy into killing his own brother to keep social services from taking him away.
4th Jun '16 3:36:26 PM Theriocephalus
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To many modern children and teenagers, the homeschooled kid is something of an enigma. Do they ever leave their house? Is there something wrong with them? How do they make friends if they can't go to school? And that most offensive of questions, Do they have lives?

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To many modern children and teenagers, the homeschooled kid is something of an enigma. Do they ever leave their house? Is there something wrong with them? How do they make friends if they can't go to school? And that most offensive of questions, Do questions: do they have lives?
7th May '16 12:11:43 PM nombretomado
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* Angie tries to do this with Carmen in ''TheGeorgeLopezShow'' after she leaves her public school and dosen't succeed very well.

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* Angie tries to do this with Carmen in ''TheGeorgeLopezShow'' ''Series/TheGeorgeLopezShow'' after she leaves her public school and dosen't succeed very well.



* Owen Cronsky in ''LessThanPerfect'' was homeschooled by his parents, and there were a few jokes made about it(like Claude and Ramona being surprised that he had an actual graduation ceremony), but it's still one of the more positive examples of this trope, as Owen turned out fairly succesful from the experience.

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* Owen Cronsky in ''LessThanPerfect'' ''Series/LessThanPerfect'' was homeschooled by his parents, and there were a few jokes made about it(like Claude and Ramona being surprised that he had an actual graduation ceremony), but it's still one of the more positive examples of this trope, as Owen turned out fairly succesful from the experience.
30th Apr '16 9:10:27 PM homeschooled23
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To many modern children and teenagers, the homeschooled kid is something of an enigma. Do they ever leave their house? Is there something wrong with them? How do they make friends if they can't go to school? And that most offensive of questions, "Do they have lives?"

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To many modern children and teenagers, the homeschooled kid is something of an enigma. Do they ever leave their house? Is there something wrong with them? How do they make friends if they can't go to school? And that most offensive of questions, "Do Do they have lives?"
lives?
30th Apr '16 9:03:16 PM homeschooled23
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To many modern children and teenagers, the homeschooled kid is something of an enigma. Do they ever leave their house? Is there something wrong with them? How do they make friends if they can't go to school? And that most offensive of questions, "do they have lives?"

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To many modern children and teenagers, the homeschooled kid is something of an enigma. Do they ever leave their house? Is there something wrong with them? How do they make friends if they can't go to school? And that most offensive of questions, "do "Do they have lives?"
30th Apr '16 9:02:50 PM homeschooled23
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To many modern children and teenagers, the homeschooled kid is something of an enigma. Do they ever leave their house? Is there something wrong with them? How do they make friends if they can't go to school?

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To many modern children and teenagers, the homeschooled kid is something of an enigma. Do they ever leave their house? Is there something wrong with them? How do they make friends if they can't go to school?
school? And that most offensive of questions, "do they have lives?"
25th Mar '16 6:06:37 PM thatother1dude
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* WordOfGod describes ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'''s title character as homeschooled, but it's a bit of an odd example--the Crystal Gems don't seem to know what "school" ''is,'' and just kind of teach [[TagalongKid Steven]] informally.



* Marge tried this in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' when Bart got expelled ([[NotMeThisTime ironically for something he didn't do]]). She even converted the garage into a classroom (which resulted in Homer almost running over Bart ''twice''). Actually sort of a strange example: Bart started doing much better academically, but a ResetButtonEnding allows him to go back to school, and for [[StatusQuoIsGod some reason]] Marge decides to send him back instead of continuing to teach him.
** In another episode, Bart tricked the teachers into declaring a strike. Milhouse's parents hired a tutor to educate him. Once again it seemed to work really well, but didn't last beyond the episode.
* After the ChannelHop to ABC Saturday Mornings, ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' had [[LoveInterests Patti Mayonaise]] being homeschooled by her Dad for half of the day. Unlike most examples this was actually portrayed as successful.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "E. Peterbus Unum", Lois tried to teach Meg and Chris after the U.S. army blockaded "Petoria." Chris got sent to his room for passing a note saying that [[ParentalIncest Ms. Griffin was hot]].
** In "Foreign Affairs" Peter tries to homeschool them again, but sends them back when it turns out that Chris had learned nothing from the experience. Of course, this isn't so much because of homeschooling per se as the fact that it's one TheBlindLeadingTheBlind.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
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Marge tried this homeschooling in ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' "Whacking Day" when Bart got expelled ([[NotMeThisTime ironically for something he didn't do]]).do]]) and rejected from several other schools. She even converted the garage into a classroom (which resulted in Homer almost running over Bart ''twice''). Actually sort of a strange example: Strangely, Bart started doing much ''much'' better academically, but a ResetButtonEnding allows him to go back to school, and for [[StatusQuoIsGod some reason]] Marge decides to send him back instead of continuing to teach him.
** In another episode, "The PTA Disbands", Bart tricked the teachers into declaring a strike. Milhouse's parents hired a tutor to educate him. Once again it seemed to work really well, but didn't last beyond the episode.
* After the ChannelHop to ABC Saturday Mornings, ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' had [[LoveInterests Patti Mayonaise]] being homeschooled by her Dad for half of the day. Unlike most examples this was actually portrayed as successful.
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''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
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In the ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' episode "E. Peterbus Unum", Lois tried to teach Meg and Chris after the U.S. army blockaded "Petoria." Chris got sent to his room for passing a note saying that [[ParentalIncest Ms. Griffin was hot]].
** In "Foreign Affairs" Peter tries to homeschool them again, but sends them back when it turns out that Chris had learned nothing from the experience. Of course, this isn't so much because of homeschooling per se as the fact that it's one TheBlindLeadingTheBlind.



* WordOfGod describes ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'''s title character as homeschooled, but it's a bit of an odd example--the Crystal Gems don't seem to know what "school" ''is,'' and just kind of teach [[TagalongKid Steven]] informally. "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E25MirrorGem Mirror Gem]]" parodies the "attempted homeschool" plotline when Steven first hears about school from his MuggleBestFriend and tries to set one up with [[TheSmartGuy Pearl]]; they get all the supplies they need but don't know what to do with them, and give up after a few minutes. So Steven cheers happily for summer vacation.

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* WordOfGod describes ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'''s Besides the title character as of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' being informally homeschooled, but it's a bit of an odd example--the Crystal Gems don't seem to know what "school" ''is,'' and just kind of teach [[TagalongKid Steven]] informally. "[[Recap/StevenUniverseS1E25MirrorGem Mirror Gem]]" parodies the "attempted homeschool" plotline when Steven first hears about school from his MuggleBestFriend and tries to set one up with [[TheSmartGuy Pearl]]; they Pearl]]. They get all the supplies they need but don't know what to do with them, and give up after a few minutes. So Steven cheers happily for summer vacation.
14th Nov '15 12:52:12 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/{{RV}}'', The kids of the other family that RobinWilliams' family keeps running into are homeschooled, heading for university within the foreseeable future.

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* In ''Film/{{RV}}'', The kids of the other family that RobinWilliams' Creator/RobinWilliams' family keeps running into are homeschooled, heading for university within the foreseeable future.
27th Sep '15 2:48:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* In {{Diana Wynne Jones}}'s book "The Game", the main character is homeschooled.
* George in the first book of TheFamousFive series. Then she goes to boarding school later.

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* In {{Diana Wynne Jones}}'s Creator/DianaWynneJones's book "The Game", the main character is homeschooled.
* George in the first book of TheFamousFive Literature/TheFamousFive series. Then she goes to boarding school later.



* ''SaturdayNightLive'': The TV show "Quiz Bowl" pitted a group of public school kids against some homeschoolers. [[http://snltranscripts.jt.org/08/08aquiz.phtml]] [[http://video.nate.com/204901019]]

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* ''SaturdayNightLive'': ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'': The TV show "Quiz Bowl" pitted a group of public school kids against some homeschoolers. [[http://snltranscripts.jt.org/08/08aquiz.phtml]] [[http://video.nate.com/204901019]]
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