Homeschool Athletes Get Attention from the Chicago Tribune

Homeschool athletes were spotlighted by the Chicago Tribune.  The big game is at the United Center tomorrow.

Home-schoolers right at home at McDonald’s All-American Games
By Paul Skrbina

There isn’t much wiggle room in the wardrobe this week for Justin Jackson or Reece’ Caldwell.

The two home-schooled teens from Texas are dressed as McDonald’s All-Americans, which means mostly casual warmups, shorts and jerseys.

Not to mention a lot of jokes.

“The main one is if I do school in PJs,” said Jackson, a 6-foot-8, 200-pound guard/forward headed to North Carolina.

“Do you?” Caldwell asked. “I do.”

“Not all the time,” Jackson replied.

Nothing better than doing your work in your pjs growing up.  How many people dream of that?

Justin Jackson will be playing college basketball in North Carolina.

New homeschooler – Reece’ Caldwell – offered her reason for home education:

“It’s an academic thing,” said Caldwell, who added that she’s taking an advanced placement English class that will count toward her college credits. “It turned into me working on myself. It wasn’t a big transition.

“I feel like I made the right decision. It’s getting me ready for college, just real-life stuff that I wouldn’t have learned in high school.”

Both Texan teens have these opportunities without Tebow Bills stemming from Austin.


Homeschool Athletes Get Attention from the Chicago Tribune — 2 Comments

  1. There are many, but it depends on the location. Are you in the Chicago area, central or southern IL? The Y and park districts offer activities that aren’t necessarily homeschoolers-only, but can be. Let me know where you’re located and maybe we can get you connected.