Monthly Archives: March 2012

Schooled & illiterate

For decades our society has focused on producing more and more high school & college grads, but for some kids it means advancement with little or no education. Over the past decade, education has received nationwide attention due to the … Continue reading

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Learning what you live

About a week ago, Maya and I got into the elevator in our building, having just picked up our mail.   I opened an envelope and commented to her that it was from our insurance company, telling me they’d found … Continue reading

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Discipline vs. respect

We live across the street from two NYC high schools;  Martin Luther King Jr. High School and the LaGuardia Performing Arts High School (or the “Fame” high school).   Every day at around 3 and 3:15, the schools let out, … Continue reading

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I need your input!

As part of my new website – coming later this month – I’m putting together a list of the most asked or most controversial questions regarding unschooling, and I’d like you guys to weigh in.  (You no longer need to … Continue reading

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Quotes to think on…

It’s been a slow news day around here.   Nothing momentous to report, nice weather, kids are happy.   The Voice entertained us and now we’ve all retreated to our respective night-time corners. Sometimes the slow days are the best. … Continue reading

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Party!

Ben’s birthday is Tuesday, but we had a small party today.  A good time was had by all.   The photos pretty much tell the tale….

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An evening with Michael Ellsberg

Ok everyone, get out your pens. (or open your laptop calendar.  Whatever.) If you are fortunate enough to be in New York on the evening of April 25th, you are hereby invited to join the NYC Home Educators Alliance for … Continue reading

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The best education

Rick Santorum believes that not everyone needs a four year degree. I agree with him. Unfortunately, he always goes on to say that the reason not everyone needs a four year degree is that universities are indoctrination centers, robbing children … Continue reading

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Images of an early Spring

It was 70 degrees today in Central Park.   On the north end, at the Harlem Meer, the red-eared sliders and Canadian geese were reveling in the sun and the water. So was Ben.  (More in the sun, less in … Continue reading

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Your major or your life?

When I think back on it now, it’s kind of amazing that I went to college and graduated.   If I had it to do over again, I probably wouldn’t.   I’d bump Plan B up to first position and … Continue reading

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