Hold on--I'm about to disappoint all you high-achievers...but good grades are no measure of intelligence. More importantly, good grades also don't actually have any bearing on one's success. School does influence one’s real-world success–but not in the ways that one would...
The majority of people have no idea what unschooling is, so I'm here to define it for you. A lot of people think they have unschooling all figured out, but are actually stuck in varying states of misinformation. Unschooling is not a...
Compulsory public school is widely thought of as something that benefits society as a whole. A reasonably well-educated populace makes a country run more smoothly...or, at least, that's the theory. An Arizona State Representative wants to improve public school--by making it optional. Yes,...
More and more people are coming to the realization that conventional, compulsory public school is a travesty of "education" and ideas like unschooling are taking off. Modern public schooling closely resembles the mechanized system of an industrial factory setup. It's...
Do you let your kids play with fire? For most Americans, child safety means keeping kids far away from anything sharper than a nerf ball. However, you might be surprised to learn that not all countries treat their children like delicate...
Road schooling or world schooling, emphasises the idea that most of the learning in life takes place outside of a traditional classroom. While the amount of formal school work done will vary depending on the family, the uniqueness of...
If you care about freedom, consider unschooling your kids. Unschooling is an educational approach that's legal in all 50 states. It's not to be confused with how to pleasantly coerce your child to do schoolwork, how to get your kids to...
By Katherine Megear A couple weeks ago we went camping at Krause Springs. Guinevere, age 6, decided she wanted to jump off this twenty-foot-high cliff into the water, after watching several kids take the plunge. When she asked me, looking...
Resistance When did I become such an uptight parent?  Yesterday I caught myself shooing my children out of the kitchen while I was trying to get our upcoming road trip snacks into the dehydrator. I was tired, I was trying to...