I wanted to go to one of these kinds of schools for high school. None were around but I worked hard to get a scholarship to a tiny k-12 school for my 9-12 yrs which was close enough. http://www.sudval.org/01_abou_01.html

I wanted to go to one of these kinds of schools for high school. None were around but I worked hard to get a scholarship to a tiny k-12 school for my 9-12 yrs which was close enough.
http://www.sudval.org/01_abou_01.html

at 14 I read a book on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summerhill_School at my local public library. I wanted in so badly. That was my dream school. I got into Vail Deane School which doesn’t exist anymore and wasn’t democratic but I had 12 kids in my class. The k-12 school had 200 kids total. It was close. I’m grateful for it.

It’s not socialist. It’s an oligarchy.

But the Betsy DeVoss scam plan isn’t the solution. They’re hijacking people’s sensibilities about indpndence for psuedo-Christian profit machines that are ready.

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That makes me glad to hear. I felt alone with that book, no resources around, no internet yet. I thought places like that ceased to exist at the time because I couldn’t find any.

Wasn’t until early 90s internet that I found out that they *were* around, just not by me. It gave me hope for others.

You’re helping create a better future. Yeah, I believe in ripple effect stuff.

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This was an interesting novel perspective I tripped over by the title – if you can handle the type of lingo: for this parent, it wasn’t unschooling per se but ancestral schooling – a decolonization. I like challenging my head with different perspectives.

 

https://ancestralschooling.blogspot.com/2017/09/unschoolers-no-more.html

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PC’s always been a pejorative. Came from the military in the 60s/70s as they changed diplomatic tactics found its way into human resources and corporate by the early 80s, and into the universities by the mid 80s.

I got a pamphlet by a nearby college in 1990 on suggested wording changes – all rather exciting really. Had safe spaces, multiple genders, all the stuff people complain about today. Some were complaining then (I can pull up an article from 1990 where one of the students was like “it’s hard to be a white straight male here”) but outside of the “I Am The Great White Savior” types, it seemed like a fine idea: Call folks what they want to be called.

Of course it shouldn’t have become institutionalized. That was fine in the military and govt diplomacies, and making professors aware is just smart thinking. But these things ought be optional for students.

Let’s give some respecc to the Scientifically Rational compulsory education efforts in the USA 100 yrs ago…. [i set this to appropriate music. My sense of humor is strange]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mI-rCh1_R6w

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It’s one of my all time favorites. It’s rare that I like a song more than a few times – i get saturated. Not this song though.

 

I’ve been an ‘internet advocate” from my first taste in ’89 and still am. Even with the issue of group mentality (gang) thinking that happens, the *opportunity* for kids to follow their interests is there.
 
The waters may be choppy, the seafaring rough but with guidance available in person
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