Category Archives: Freedom

School from infancy

The writer of this blog post, “Preschool Is the New School” (at the blog The No-School Kids: A Homeschool Retrospective), listens to her friend and another woman talk about their childcare arrangements and says: School? He’s not quite three years … Continue reading

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Bullying in the cage

This article at CNN (called “Could Your Child Be a Bully?“) illustrates yet another case, I think, of folks failing to take the next logical step and calling the phenomenon of full-time, age-sorted, compulsory school itself the problem: “I look … Continue reading

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Public versus obligatory

I strongly support public education. I am opposed to obligatory education. I believe that a system (or systems) of education — schools, teachers, academic classes, performance art classes, art studios, mentors, tutors, project-based activities, book clubs, gymnasiums, swimming lessons, science … Continue reading

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You can try again

On leaving a cult at age 27: “I have no idea what kind of work I want to do, or where to live. How do people decide these things?” We all have things to unpack from our childhoods. Assumptions to … Continue reading

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Why homeschool? Why school?

This is my reply to a post on a very interesting blog called School of Smock, called “10 Thoughts by an Educator about Homeschooling (and Why I’m Still Worried).” The author lists the reasons that homeschooling is growing and cites evidence … Continue reading

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How do I make my child … ?

I follow various social-media pages and groups and message boards because I learn about interesting books and toys and articles from them, and I appreciate those things. One thing I dislike about those pages and boards, though, are some of … Continue reading

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Hover training

This article in Education Week (called “Schools Are Using Social Networking to Involve Parents“) is making me just a wee bit crazy. Here I go. Boldface mine. The article says: “Digital technology is providing a growing variety of methods for school … Continue reading

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