Monthly Archives: October 2012

How does unschooling work?

Here is how I explain to people how unschooling works — how kids actually manage to learn things through this crazy no-grades, no-tests, no-required-curriculum lifestyle called “unschooling.” I ask: How did you learn to use a computer? Some people learned … Continue reading

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Yet another “homeschooling is maybe OK but …” article

This article in New York magazine, called “Homeschooling, City-Style,” starts out like a typical trying-to-be-open-minded article about homeschooling. It addresses and quickly dismisses the topic of Christian fundamentalist homeschoolers (they are not interesting to this readership) and introduces readers to … Continue reading

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Selling our children’s privacy

From the Huffington Post article “Texas School District Reportedly Threatening Students Who Refuse Tracking ID, Can’t Vote For Homecoming“: The “Student Locator Project,” which is slated to eventually reach 112 Texas schools and close to 100,000 students, is in trial … Continue reading

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Redesigning children

It appears that schools are not well designed to meet the needs of some children. The classroom and work expectations are ones that the children cannot meet; they might even be harmful to children’s emotional development. This can be a … Continue reading

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Instead of homework, why not homeschool?

This article from Australia, called “Teachers Push for Parents to Help Children with Homework,” begins: “Teachers want parents to sign homework contracts so mums and dads acknowledge what is expected of them and their children.” If you have to work … Continue reading

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