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The World’s Oldest Profession

The World’s Oldest Profession

September 15, 2021

When your employer sent you home to work, did you take comfort that the mandate included the entire herd of co-workers and supervisors? That you weren’t the lone guinea pig?

For countless businesses, #WFH is the new normal, adopting what entrepreneurs leveraged years ago as the internet grew into the mainstream. Likewise, there’s an exodus from schools—even if you can’t see the caravan.

No homeschooling parent or student is a guinea pig.

Consider for a moment that homeschooling is really the world’s oldest profession . . . after hunting and gathering. In fact, should you decide to homeschool your children, they will be in stellar company1,2:

U.S. Presidents

George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, James Polk, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, James Garfield, Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt


Bethany Hamilton – Professional surfer who lost her left arm to a shark attack then returned to professional surfing

Bode Miller – The most successful male American alpine ski racer of all time

Serena and Venus Williams – Multiple grand slam tennis champions and Olympic gold medalists

Sage Katsenberg – Won the first-ever Olympic gold medal in men's snowboard slopestyle

Blake Griffin – Professional basketball player (No. 1 overall draft pick)

Maria Yuryevna Sharapova – Former world No. 1 tennis player

Michelle Kwan – Five-time figure skating world champion and winner of bronze and silver Olympic medals

Simone Biles – Olympic gymnast, 4 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze medals

Scientists & Inventors

Thomas Edison, George Washington Carver, Booker T. Washington, Oliver Heaviside, Erik Demaine, Albert Einstein, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Alexander Graham Bell, Guglielmo Marconi


Laura Ingalls Wilder, Beatrix Potter, C.S. Lewis, Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), Charles Dickens, Robert Frost, Hans Christian Anderson, Agatha Christie, Pearl Buck, Louisa May Alcott


Amadeo Giannini – Bank of America’s founder

Horace Greeley – New York Tribune founder

Ray Kroc – Founder of McDonald’s

Joseph Pulitzer – Newspaper publisher; established Pulitzer Prize

Dave Thomas – Founder of the Wendy’s

Edgar Thomson – Chief engineer, Pennsylvania Railroad

Colonel Harland Sanders – Founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken

Bill Lear – The Lear Jet Corporation, manufacturer of business jets

David Karp – Founded Tumblr at the age of 20

Jan Koum – Founder of Whatsapp

Ron Wayone – Co-founder of Apple

Kevin Systrom – CEO of Instagram

Very Cool

Condoleezza Rice, Susan B. Anthony, Mozart, Booker T. Washington, Clara Barton, Jonas Brothers, Justin Timberlake, Sandra Day O'Connor . . . and the list goes on.

So, the only guinea pig in your homeschool classroom is your student’s—perhaps the teacher’s—pet.

ICYMI – 7 more compelling reasons to homeschool.

TL;DR: From Albert Einstein to Serena Williams, homeschoolers rock. You got this!


To Your Success!

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