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Florida whiz kid, 16, graduates college before high school (was homeschooled)
NYDailyNews ^

Posted on 05/08/2014 4:41:33 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA

It's a true Hollywood story.

A 16-year-old Florida whiz kid graduated from high school and college in the same week — completing college first.

“It’s kind of weird that I graduated college before high school,” Grace Bush told CBS in Miami.

Grace, who lives in Hollywood, Fla., received her degree from Florida Atlantic University on Friday with a sparkling 3.8 grade-point average. She will receive her "other" diploma on Friday from Florida Atlantic University high school.

The teen was participating in FAU's special dual-enrollment program, which gives more talented students college credit for selected high school courses.

“I started when I was 13 at Broward College, and I also took my classes throughout the summer, so I was able to finish it before four years,” she told CBS.

Grace is just following a family tradition. She is the third oldest of nine children, and her parents would like all their kids to do what Grace did to save tuition. The kids are home schooled as well.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: homeschool

1 posted on 05/08/2014 4:41:33 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA
Good for them!!!

HS'd both my kids....the best thing I ever did!!!

2 posted on 05/08/2014 4:43:08 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Meanwhile, government officials had this to say: “The kid should be in jail for flouting the system.”


3 posted on 05/08/2014 4:44:14 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Red in Blue PA

You go girl!


4 posted on 05/08/2014 4:44:54 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Red in Blue PA

That’s not fair. Throw the kid and the parents in jail for an unfair advantage.


5 posted on 05/08/2014 4:45:21 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a pessimist, I say plenty of negative things. Consider it a warning of sorts.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Bravo for those who home school their children, giving them the best start in life.


6 posted on 05/08/2014 4:46:35 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Jack Hammer
Meanwhile, government officials had this to say: “The kid should be in jail for flouting the system.”

I can hear the public educators saying "this is embarrassing, we have to outlaw home schooling to keep our jobs"

7 posted on 05/08/2014 4:46:42 PM PDT by sr4402
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To: wastedyears

Yeppers. Just need to have everyone be equal!/s


8 posted on 05/08/2014 4:47:32 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: sr4402

I can hear the public educators saying “this is embarrassing, we have to outlaw home schooling to keep our jobs”

Sounds crazy, but it’s probably true.


9 posted on 05/08/2014 4:48:49 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Red in Blue PA

And black to boot!!! She’s a repeat offender!!!
Back to the plantation, girl!!!


10 posted on 05/08/2014 4:49:15 PM PDT by mozarky2 (Ya never stand so tall as when ya stoop to stomp a statist...)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Bump


11 posted on 05/08/2014 4:50:00 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Was just arguing with my son-in-law awhile ago about when they have kids, whether they will be home-schooled. He wants them to go to public school. I want them home-schooled. This is just another story that proves my point.

Good for her and her family!


12 posted on 05/08/2014 4:51:06 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

“I want them home-schooled.”

You know of course, that this is not your business...


13 posted on 05/08/2014 5:03:16 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Amazing GRACE! This is one BUSH I like.
Way to go, girl. We are proud of you for your determination to be educated and to do it through hard work.


14 posted on 05/08/2014 5:03:28 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: babygene

Well, since they don’t have any children yet, it’s a moot point. But my daughter sides with me. And it is her business.


15 posted on 05/08/2014 5:16:25 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: sr4402

Eric Holder: “Banning Homeschooling Doesn’t Violate Fundamental Rights”

http://truthfrequencyradio.com/eric-holder-banning-homeschooling-doesnt-violate-fundamental-rights/


16 posted on 05/08/2014 5:24:22 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Red in Blue PA
And I just wanted stupid NY to accept a few online courses for graduation... They accept nothing but their own Regents crap taught by their own teachers in a classroom.
17 posted on 05/08/2014 5:38:31 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: MacMattico

One used to be able to sit for the regents w/o attending class and other places would give you credit for the courses since you passed the regents


18 posted on 05/08/2014 5:49:26 PM PDT by scottteng (Tax government employees til they quit and find something useful to do)
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To: babygene; ilovesarah2012
You know of course, that this is not your business...

Really? When did grandparents become nullified?

19 posted on 05/08/2014 5:50:31 PM PDT by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: raybbr

These days, public schools are child abuse.


20 posted on 05/08/2014 6:36:51 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: raybbr

“Really? When did grandparents become nullified? “

Their not nullified, but it’s the parent’s responsibility. Not the Grandparents.


21 posted on 05/08/2014 6:44:43 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: txrefugee
Bravo to Grace Bush and all home schooling parents. Good parents with an invested interest in their children and their education should become endemic in this country, instead of just sending your kids to public schools. Remember what they're learning in public schools...we must get hold of what our children are being taught in the communist/socialist/marxist schools of today, and make sure they are being taught the truth about this great country, and in a manner we were all taught in the 40s and 50s for instance..math was difficult for me but I did learn. If I were a kid today in school who was burdened with common core crap, I don't know what I'd do. Mentally, I'd be at my wits end. This abuse of our children must be stopped...get involved, parents, and home school your children, or, along with other parents, hire a retired teacher to teach your children..research home schooling and find out how it can be achieved. And God bless all parents who fight for their kids...your job is a very difficult one.
22 posted on 05/08/2014 11:45:22 PM PDT by itssme
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To: raybbr

I think that was intended as sarcasm.


23 posted on 05/08/2014 11:54:15 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a pessimist, I say plenty of negative things. Consider it a warning of sorts.)
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To: scottteng

Not anymore!


24 posted on 05/09/2014 8:46:25 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: Red in Blue PA
Two of my homeschoolers earned B.S. degrees in mathematics by the age of 18. And...All three finished all college general courses and Calculus 3 by the age of 15,

They were **NOT** “whizkids”. They were merely homeschooled.

My kids are not any brighter than any of the kids of any Freeper. It was their homeschooling that made the difference.

My kids are NORMAL. It is the institutionalized child in the K-12 indoctrination camps who is being artificially delayed and retarded in his educational and social development.

25 posted on 05/09/2014 9:09:11 PM PDT by wintertime
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