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If you are thinking of giving up once your child hits high school then you need to read this book. Be encouraged! You can do it! It has been proven that you don't need that High School Diploma to get into college. Why waste all that time sat in a classroom? Make time work for you. Get experience out in the work place, take some college credits ahead of time etc.
What is school like outside the USA? Some insights are in this book.
Education is a technical process whereas learning is a natural process. "Education teaches the lesson that the more we consume, the better we are." Over consuming is a big problem in many parts of this world.
Don't forget to let your kids play. That means not keeping them busy all the time. Give them space and time to use their imaginations.
Matt Hern given some of the figures and statistics to show that compulsory school is not working, even now that kids are having to start school even earlier. After 165 years of compulsory education, people are getting dumber, not smarter.
Sandra Dodd puts forward the idea of strewing interesting things around the house for kids to find. I like that!
There are three parts in this book: 1 - Self determined learning and unschooling 2 - This is how it works (lots of ideas) 3 - Grown up (Testimonies of graduated unschoolers/homeschoolers)
3: Kumar: An Education in the Age of Climate Change
8: Neufeld: Hold Onto Your Kids
12: Gatto: What Does It Mean to Be Educated?
It also made for some chapters I could have skipped. You can usually tell right away if a chapter is resonating with you so after personally having read every chapter thoroughly, I would say just skip a chapter if it isn’t tickling your fancy (what a creepy expression).
Though some chapters weren’t of particular interest to me, there really wasn’t anything in the book that struck me as off. I may not adhere to every moral of their story but everything was helpful to hear about.
The highlight feature was my friend as I read through this book, nodding vehemently and not wanting to forget. I want to type out some of my favorite quotes for you but I just can’t choose favorites!
Overall this book is not a life changer and the writing itself isn’t amazing but the content is helpful and well rounded – a nice sampling of perspectives and wisdom if you are doing some unschooling “homework.” I can definitely see why they published this as a book as I wouldn’t want all this knowledge lost in the ether.
Review published at www.sageparenting.com