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“Educated” is a Story of Resilience from ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences), and is Not Representative of Home Education

As the author of “Unschooling To University,” I read “Educated” with interest and know that the author, Tara Westover, is very much like many other unschoolers who ditch the school system and learn outside of it. Hundreds of thousands of … Continue reading

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Children Learn Grammar, Spelling and Vocabulary Without Being Taught

Curriculum can be so darn intimidating! All those workbooks on grammar, sentence structure and punctuation seem to be calling on your guilt if you don’t buy them. Will unschooled kids learn grammar even if you don’t directly teach it? You … Continue reading

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Teacher-Directed and Print-Based Programs are the Worst of the Worst of “At-home” School Programs

Asynchronous Teacher-Directed and Print-Based Programs are the worst of the worst of “at-home” learning. Like online, Teacher-directed and Print-based programs are school controlled distance education school programs. But unlike daily online classes, which are synchronous (real time), your child rarely … Continue reading

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Unschooling STEM

When parents think of “unschooling” they imagine their child as a clerk flipping hamburgers at McDonalds. We all need hamburger flippers, but we also need to dispel the myth that unschooled children are uneducated. And especially in the STEM fields. … Continue reading

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Government Oversight of Homeschooling is Over-rated

This week, Erin O’Donnell wrote a caustic article published in Harvard Magazine on why Harvard Law School’s Child Advocacy Program director believes that governments should not allow homeschooling.  Elizabeth Bartholet, the CAP program director is organizing a conference in June … Continue reading

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Unschooling FAQ

Unschooling 101 Yes, you can quit school, get an education, and go on to university and college! In one sentence, what is unschooling? Unschooling is education whereby the learner determines what he learns (content, pace, depth), when he learns it … Continue reading

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Push Back Against Unnecessary Government Regulation of Home Education

Like UBER, Amazon and AirBnB, home education is a billion dollar industry disruptor. The advancement of the internet enables students to be borderless and no longer constrained to their particular government’s provision of education.  Classes can be taken from other … Continue reading

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Unschooling FAQ – Social Concerns

What about socialization? Forced association is not socialization. In any area of life, people come together from different ages, genders, cultures, religions, nationality, and occupations. Except school which sorts children according to the above categories. Raising children in a home … Continue reading

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All Children Are Equal But Some Children Are More Equal Than Others

The government war on choice in education shows up in funding:   An unequal funding model shuts down educational choice Choice in education means every child deserves full 100% funding for their parent’s choice in education delivery program, whether public, … Continue reading

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The Unschooled Engineer

How does unschooling work when a child is a teenager and is beginning to choose a career path? Many people are fine letting young children play away their day, but what about when the time comes to start thinking about … Continue reading

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