Virtually every time unschooling is covered in the media (such as the newest segment on MSNBC’s Today Show) people, either in the segment itself or in the comments, refer to unschooling as an…
Links, posts, quotes, etc. to do with radical education: unschooling, freeschooling, home education, anti-school, learning and resource centers, learning co-ops, alternatives to university, etc.
I feel like, with more submissions, this could be a really cool Tumblog!
A few weeks ago I stumbled upon a huge collection of forgotten writing from my year off between college and grad school, 2007-2008.
I especially enjoyed finding this Q&A about my experiences as an unschooler. I’d been invited to speak at a panel discussion about unschooling held by the …
Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that will never be again. And what do we teach our children? We teach them that two and two make four, and that Paris is the capital of France. When will we also teach them what they are? We should say to each of them: Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move. You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel. And when you grow up, can you then harm another who is, like you, a marvel? You must work, we must all work, to make the world worthy of its children.”