Newsmaker Michael Quinn, of Rockland, talks about education

NAME: Michael Quinn 

AGE: 36

HOMETOWN: Rockland  

IN THE NEWS: Quinn ran for school committee in the April 9 Rockland election. He didn’t win, but drew interest for the unique way his children are educated. Three go to public school and three are homeschooled. 

NOW YOU KNOW: Quinn was in the Army for eight years and then spent three years in the North Carolina Air National Guard.  He said “a good day” was when he got to jump out of an airplane. 

HIS STORY: Michael Quinn has six children. Three of them – ages 17, 15 and 13 – attend public school, and the other three – a 10-year-old and twin 5-year-olds – are homeschooled, primarily by Quinn’s wife, Lisa Quinn.

If the weather permits, the couple’s homeschooled children start their day by playing outside. If the weather looks better in the afternoon, they start off by coloring, doing chores or completing schoolwork. 

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