The typical school for people under 18 is a waste of time. Primarily in comparison to what else one could do with one’s time. If one wants to become an aerospace engineer, one should focus on aerospace engineering. However, conventional schooling requires years of English and history and gym class. This time would be better […]
Government schools differ from the real world in so many ways. There are no grades where you move with your age group to the next level — all 40 year olds are not in the 40th grade. There are not a fixed set of subjects determined by some central planner and whether local teachers know […]
Members of the Kentucky mob (aka government) recently sought to increase the exodus age (aka dropout age) from the local regimentation centers (aka public schools). Local press promoted the bill as likely to pass but a procedural vote squashed it.
For all we write about persecution in the United States, when it comes to home schooling, German citizens flee their country for the freedom to teach their children. A US judge recently granted asylum to a German family with five children. The article in the French paper, Le Monde, used accurate language to describe the […]
A New York City mom who allows her nine-year-old son to ride the subway wrote an article about her mothering ways and became an overnight news story, cast as the “Worst Mom in America.” Many hate e-mails later, the mom wrote a book called “Free Range Kids” and now maintains a blog to argue that […]
An ultra-conservative, Texas government “school” does not allow the latest denim craze: skinny jeans. Administrators at a Kimbrough Middle School in Mesquite gave Seth Chamlee a choice: change into some pants provided by the school or go home. He went home and he’s going to stay there. His mom said, “â€œWeâ€™re going to home schooling. […]
I go to a private school in Massachusetts for highschool now, but I used to go to public school, and I’m not sure which is worse. Mid-december of this year, someone drew graffiti in one on the men’s rooms. Nothing major, just the Dead Kennedys symbol. In response, the school administration, who have a long […]
Learn all about home-schooling by reading Ben Williams’ memoirs. Ben left the intellectual col-de-sac known as the government school system and now enjoys life as a home-schooler. Use the board at the right to ask him questions about his new life or to post your own home-school experiences and aspirations. Ben is totally psyched to […]
Unschooling.com Unschooling is a style of homeschooling. Interest motivated learning; meaningful knowledge, unlike the standard approach of forced doctrine and information handed out by a teacher. Here’s a quote from the site:
Hi! My name is Courtney Furgason and I’m 13 years old. My brother, sisters and I have been unschooled all our lives and my mom is the founder ofÂ Houston Unschoolers Group. Here is a a poem I wrote for theAmerican High contest that our local PBS station had and I was a finalist.