updated by @marcellus-wallace: 07/23/15 06:14:31PM
If you don't want to homeschool, you don't have to. If I don't want to send my kids to a school where bullying isn't handled correctly & different learning styles are frowned upon & singled out as a disability, where they want to medicate my intelligent, creative children, just because the teacher is too busy, I don't have to. Isn't it a wonderful world?
I love child led learning! I think it is the best way to help children understand who they are and what their interests are at an early age. I also love that I choose how my kids are socialized instead of that being up to whatever dynamic/ecosystem is available in the particular school environment. I unschool my 7 year old and I unschooled my 15 year old up until 8th grade. He is at a Montessori high school now, which I consider a wonderful environment.
"Let's not forget the important stuff they don't teach you and choose to teach lies instead. For example, I had no idea who Nikola Tesla was until after high school when I learned about him through random web surfing. We were taught that Thomas Edison was some great inventor. No, he just undermined other inventors, stole their work and made them look bad."
Cool fun fact, Nikola Tesla was homeschooled by his illiterate mother on their remote farm! I'm a few years late to the party BUT I'M HERE! =D
Homeschooling family of 5 littles. We love our journey. Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones. :D
Alligator is pretty tasty too
I’m sad there isn’t an unschool group on here! (I did search)
Educating children should be very much like allowing ones hair to be free and lock; you give them guidance, care for them, allow them to be themselves and equip them to do what they were born to do! Whether that’s brain surgery or the garbage pickup! (Seriously, where would you be without the sanitarian system?)
If forced association and assimilation is education than I don’t want it!
Education has nothing to do with conforming to the masses and everything to do with informing oneself!
There are so many resources for alternative education now. The federal system in the USA is broken and has been for a long time. Look at the depression and agitation in almost every school aged child. Public school isn’t for education anymore, it’s about adherence and normalcy.
Look at every great invention, innovation and discovery and you’ll find a high percentage of non-conformists and rebels who didn’t get what they needed out of “school”.
i would love to see an Unschool Dread Head Group on here! And if you make your own kombucha? Even better! ✌🏼🖤🤓
Our education system is a disaster in every sense. Our moral decline and lack of family/personal values only speaks to it's source... That our children are not brought up within a home and community but to be conformed into obedient followers without question. Our education system is turning towards the Chinese ideals, ranks, full records from birth, soon only those approved will be permitted higher education, while we lose touch of those very basic skills and sustained us and we've thrived on to build ourselves up to the point that we are. When technology fails, where will we have left our future? Surely capable but entirely unprepared and unskilled in the practical knowledge of survival.