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  •  Thank you so much for sharing this. (3+ / 0-)
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    While I am open to the whole "unschooling" concept, your testimony gives anyone considering it a reason to pause.

    When comparing a possible alternative to the status quo, I think there is a danger of not doing a fair comparison.  If I compare the average result of the status quo (public school), to the idealized best case of "un"schooling, of COURSE unschooling is going to appear better.

    I think your story keeps things in perspective.  Thank you again for sharing.

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    by Dustin Mineau on Mon Jan 20, 2014 at 11:06:52 AM PST

    •  What is the idealized case? That's the problem (5+ / 0-)

      here. And you've decided that public schools are the status quo, but that's just not true. Schools change. You can fight for them to better, or you can wash your hands of them. Either way, they will change. Kids are not taught the same way that I was, and they sure as hell aren't taught the same way my mother was.

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