Unschool to College Is Un-Homeschooling Too — Let’s Call It Real Education

16 01 2008

There is a big email list called “homeschool2 college.” It is exhausting just to read! I can’t imagine and surely couldn’t bear such intense pressures on the family, of trying to do everything schools do fulltime for — to? — many children at once, as large homeschooling families taking this approach must do.

I suppose I always vaguely knew but never felt the real impact, of what all school-driven folk homeschooling or otherwise, go through to get their kids into college, even when all the schooling and drive is, well, homework. So here I am, hit upside the head again with the glaringly clear truth that anybody schooling at home has more in common with charter school parents than our unschooling does, by FAR. We’re the ones who should be griping about the confusion!

Wonder if that’s why they strain at any gnat of difference they can conjure, rightly afraid they are in fact indistinguishable from those schooling at home exactly as they are and for the same reasons, except with some public assistance to pay the bills?

All the while, you can’t help laughing to see them swallowing the camel of our differences within home education! (Matthew 23:24 for the non-bible readers among us)

Anyway, back to getting our kids in college from home: Read the rest of this entry »

Schools are Accountable to US, Not Us to Them

16 01 2008

Once upon a time, unschooling JJ dressed in her own academic robes and mortarboard, was quoted at “Learning for Life: Educational Words of Wisdom” and in good company too! — Gatto, Emerson, Einstein:

“Nine out of 10 parents were publicly schooled. If they are unfit as adults to direct the education of their own children, then public schooling should hang its collective head and change its ways — not cement its collective failures into the constitution.”
~J.J. Ross, Ed.D.

Think I’ll add this site to Snook’s links . . .after all, as it says in the masthead:

“By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; and by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.” ~Proverbs 24:3-4