I found this treasure trove of unschool anti-love. Here’s the first of many thought-provoking comments:
I’d rather see unschooling used in conjunction with regular schooling. I agree that the freedom and confidence and ability to follow tangential interests is valuable, but I think it limits the options for the future that children who are ‘unschooled’ have. I can’t imagine an unschooled child being able to pass exams, for example – and maybe the parents don’t think that’s important, but what if the child decides they want to be a lawyer, a teacher, a doctor?
I’m not sure if I should create a LiveJournal account just to get embroiled in all this mess? Or, let these answers speak for themselves about how the inability to see things from other people’s perspective limits one’s options?
Oh, and if you see a legitimate concern about alternative learning perspectives on this site, please let me know, and I’ll try to address it.