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Friday, May 7, 2010

unschooling illegal??

I am sure some of you have seen the report on the news that covered the 'unschooler' families right? Well, I have to tell you, I don't 'unschool' nor do I particularly advocate it. My kids tend to need a little more guidance over here. I admit, I was a little astounded by the coverage. I do think there are 'seasons', but I don't think that can actually be called 'unschooling'. However, I can see the value it may have in 'some' families. I can understand how we cannot over regulate those few so as to maintain the freedom of the majority. (ie. no homeschooling allowed due to a very few being abused) Now this being said, I found what I thought was a very truthful, interesting article concerning the ABC covered story.

http://spunkyhomeschool.blogspot.com/2010/04/should-unschooling-be-illegal.html

3 comments:

Beth said...

Thanks. I didn't even know about this. I now consider myself informed :-)

Goodwife said...

Thanks for this link..........I won't go into a rant about how our basic freedoms are being stripped away more each day......... ;)

Beth in IL said...

I saw the news on "unschooling." DH says that it is the family's choice and we need to leave it that way. God bless America! Are you skating?

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Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the American Language defines Magnanimity as such:
MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.