I know, I know...to each his/her own. But is unschooling really a responsible way to parent? Read THIS and let me know what you think.
Personally, I find it lazy and irresponsible...not to mention just plain not smart. Are kids really learning anything educationally? Or are they just being taught how to "deal with real life situations"? I mean, in the real world grown ups have these things called jobs...that in order to be hired they need to have some amount of scholastic training...right? How is unschooling preparing them for this?
Unschooling is far from lazy. I thought that at first too but I did some research into it and most families are amazing. There are of course those who truly are lazy but the vast majority are crazy busy and work very hard with their children. I think it is a great option for some people.
I know a family that unschooled and their thirteen year old was just learning to read.
October 11, 2012 at 10:32 AM
so if the interests don't lead them down that path that gets them prepared for the SATs (or the equivalent), they can't get into a good school and can't get a good job, what has "unschooling" prepared them for? nothing. another person on the Obama dole. Nice.
I think it emphasizes independent work and self-motivation, which is a great quality for going to college (well some colleges). Not all jobs want you to just follow X,Y, and Z. They want workers who are independent problem-solvers, not needing guidance step-by-step. Also I would suggest a lot of families who follow this form of homeschooling are probably in business for themselves and would encourage entrepreneurship in their own children.