An Unschooling Teen Speaks

The articles over at ProgressiveU aren’t always fantabular. But this one.. oh, … how it glows.

It’s written by a teen, who was inspired by the Teenage Liberation Handbook, and John Holt.

Here’s a short excerpt:

I guess I’ll stop here and explain more clearly exactly what unschooling is. It’s a lot like homeschooling, but with the absence of teachers and/or a curriculum. The whole philosophy is that children can be trusted to have a desire for knowledge; that they want to know things and they want to “learn what is necessary to become an adult” (from Wikipedia). The biggest difference between unschooling and traditional schooling is that traditional schools do not place any trust in children, and unschooling requires complete trust in children.


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