EllaG (1062.4 days ago) I find it amusing that no un-schooling supporter has come on. Is it because they know that they don`t have a leg to stand on?
RobinG (1063.6 days ago) Unschooling nad homeschooling are not the same thing ~ I dont agree with unschooling at all ~ homeschooling is good though for those who can do it :) although I prefer public schools and feel it is best :)
lauraluvbug (1063.7 days ago) it is laziness and setting your children up for failure in a structured world
mrsjmickens1 (1063.9 days ago) something a lazy parent invented when they didnt want to homeschool there children anymore but there kids were too scared to go to public school. this is just my opinion going off the 3 episodes of wife swap were the families claimed to be `unschoolers`.... im sorry but your limiting your childs potential if your not at least giving them the tools to go out into society with #1proper socialization #2 high school level math/reading/english. at some point parents need to realize they are stunting there childrens growth by not guiding there children and letting them make their own decisions.if your gonna unschool its still gotta be followed by some actual school and structure.
california-mom (1064 days ago) Sounds alot like Montessori schools? I home school but am not familiar with unschooling. I know people spend thousands of dollars for Montessori schools tho and they encourage learning what the kids are interested in. Sounds similar.
daisymae (1064.1 days ago) Nanizh did a good job explaining it.I think that unschooling is a nice idea.... but not really logical for providing a beneficial education. Sure, kids should be involved in their learning and what interests them but if you would have asked me if I wanted to learn History or economics I would have said `heck no!!!` I wasn`t mature enough to make educational decisions for myself even in high school. Now, I realize the importance of both of those subjects. Yes, kids should be able to voice their opinions on what they want to learn and what interests them, but we are the adults and we need to make the final decision. There were classes I was `forced` to take that did pay off for me in my career. We can`t just think of the here and now. WE have to think long term in what is best for our children. Knowing all about `my favorite things` would not have gotten me into college.
Nanixh (1064.3 days ago) Basically from what I`ve read and seen it`s for parents who think that their kids should learn what they want when they want them to. More or less, it doesn`t have the structure that private and public schools have for education. The unschooling website doesn`t have any good information, so I wouldn`t rely on that for answers to your question. It`s only my opinion, but I don`t think it`s the best opportunity for education. For parents to actually give their children a real education at home they have to be well educated themselves in all subject matter or when their kid gets to college they`ll be so lost (if they can even get into a college).
Ady,May,And1OnTheWay (1064.3 days ago) There are a few girls here that unschool. I think one of them even frequents the polls, so maybe you can get an answer from her. I never heard of it until there was a poll about it a month or so ago...and I still don`t really know much.
MelissaJoanne (1064.3 days ago) Wow, that`s a polite answer. I have several friends who homeschool, and many that do unschooling as well. I haven`t found any of them, or their children, to be idiots. You`ll get good info if you ask someone who actually unschools, but here is a FAQ page about it (not the most detailed, but a starting point at least): http://www.unschooling.com/library/faq/index.shtml The wiki page is somewhat informative about it as well: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unschooling
Rivers.mommy (1064.3 days ago) idiot parents that don`t believe in sending their kids to school. They believe kids should learn what they want to.