Beyond the headline, I love the NY Times Magazine's entire concept of following up with the kids of one of the pioneering advocates of what we now know as homeschooling. In 1975, Patricia Heidenry wrote about wandering the globe, teaching and raising her four kids while her writer husband did "his own thing."
Now we get to hear how the kid turned out. The youngest Heidenry, Margaret, who is now a screenwriter, takes a look back at her countercultural-but-not-at-all-hippie parents' parenting style.
I really hope the Times is going to make this a series. I mean, did all that yuppie flash card, kindergarten math tutoring overparenting in the early 90s get the kids into Harvard? And what happened to those little, homeschooled spellingbots who dominated the spelling bees around Y2K? Let's see the data, people!