Archive > April 2012

Rules above Dignity

I’m taking a break from my posting series to talk about a really disturbing story I read the other day. Unfortunately, it’s not the first of its kind, nor will it be the last as long as our educational system has its priorities upside down. The story, which you can read here, is about a […]

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Can kids go to school AND follow their interests?

Thanks for sticking with me on my prolonged post series answering questions from a reader: Zoemaster. Sorry it’s taking me a little longer to get through them than I intended. I’m also in the process of starting a new school, so blog writing is often lower on my list of priorities. If you want to […]

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Are Public Schools REALLY that bad?

I’m on the third of a continuing series answering a list of questions from a reader. You can also read my first and second posts. 3) Are public schools that damaging, horrific and why? Oh boy. Are you trying to get me in trouble? First, the politically correct, not as offensive answer: traditional schooling does […]

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Meeting the Need to Learn

This is the second in my series answering questions from a reader. The first post is here. 2) If in fact, the child does decide that s/he would like to study physics, I’d venture to guess that the majority of unschooling parents don’t know enough about physics to do it justice. I know I certainly […]

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How do you know what you don’t know?

Recently, a reader commented on a post with a long list of questions. The questions seem to be coming from a curious outsider; a schooled person who doesn’t quite see what all these unschoolers are complaining about. So, instead of answering the questions with another comment, I decided to start a series of blog posts to answer […]

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