I really started to wonder, because she has been sticking to this idea for a long time and I’ve never seen someone her age carry around that many versions of Homeric texts for so long.
But I also know it’s her world more than it is mine. Telling her she “has” to do certain things or go certain places to obtain the future she wants makes me… well, an immediate out-of-touch failure, particularly when “four-year college” is a phrase thrown into the mix — one now as antiquated as “ribbon candy”. She can be taking early placement college-level courses when she is high school aged even if they do not transfer; her work ethic and her breadth of experience are what I care about. And if she’s really being British about it, she’ll take a gap year. (Half her household is eligible for dual citizenship in other parts of the globe, and she has plans to take advantage of it.)
It was me being invited to speak at Oxford that made Claudia fall in love with it. I felt it was my duty to help her find out what she needed to get to the University if she so chose — although I know my kid and the world, and she may be just as happy in the town. But she can pursue anything she believes in right now.
What does an eleven-year old homeschooler do to study the classics at Oxford (After Good King William makes Oxford free, of course? We aren’t fake liberals. We’re actual revolutionaries here.) Well, we asked Oxford, and they were super chill:
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Looks like WE are on the right track!