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"Unschoolers" Say School is Overrated — and Skip It

"Unschoolers" Say School is Overrated — and Skip It


"Unschoolers" Say School is Overrated — and Skip It

Six-year-old Karina Ricci will not be starting school this August. Instead, she'll spend her days "watching TV, doing arts and crafts or practicing the piano." She'll learn to spell by e-mailing with friends and she'll learn math concepts by helping to cook meals.

Ricci is being "unschooled," a term used to describe the practice of keeping your child out of school so that she can learn through living instead of in a classroom setting.

20 schools in the U.S. and Canada, known as Sudbury schools, follow the unschooling philosophy, and according to Mimsy Sadofsky, a Sudbury teacher whose own children attended the school, graduates not only come out knowing "how to find what they need" but excel in life.

Read the whole story at CNN.

What do you think of unschooling?

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