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Unschooling and the value of self-directed learning continue to spread around the globe, as these groups show. I find it inspiring that people are creating educational organizations around the globe that go beyond conventional school reform efforts, and that alternatives like unschooling are getting some more traction with parents and […]

This excerpt is from John Taylor Gatto's new book, Weapons of Mass Instruction. He has given permission to re-print his Bartleby Project proposal on the internet un-cut and not for profit. The goal of the project is to strike at the heart of one of the central directives of the […]

People often talk about how their preferred educational method (be that traditional schooling, homeschooling, or unschooling) teaches children "how to learn." With unschooling, children learn how to learn, I've heard more than once. I appreciate the sentiment, but it doesn't really sit right with me. Mostly because it seems to be […]