In the tech industry, young entrepreneurs pride themselves on using alternative models to disrupt existing systems. So it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that homeschooling is the new homepage. As one homeschooling dad explains: “There is a way of thinking within the tech and startup community where you look at the world and go, ‘Is the way we do things now really the best way to do it? If you look at schools with this mentality, really the only possible conclusion is ‘Heck, I could do this better myself out of my garage!'” Wired’s Jason Tanz on the techies who are hacking education by homeschooling.

+ Schools are starting college-awareness programs earlier these days. From The NYT: Is your first grader ready for college? (In the tech industry, we’re more focused on a different question: Is your third grader ready for an IPO?)