Heroic Unschooling Series #2:
Running From VS Running Toward
Progressive parents are taking important action to make sure that their children don’t suffer even worse consequences than they did from an inadequate education system.
They get that it’s crazy to count on a system, that has barely changed in 100 years, to prepare and protect their children in a digital, connected age.
But knowing that it’s time to run from a dangerous situation is not the same thing as knowing where to run toward.
Where or what is the next system?
Hockey great, Wayne Gretzy has been quoted as saying that “I didn’t skate to where the puck was, I skated to where the puck was going to be next.”
Many homeschooling and unschooling parents that I speak with pride themselves in their early realization that the old system is dead. They quote John Gatto and Ken Robinson with great pride.
And they wonder about the parents that continue to cling to the old system like it was the railing of the Titanic, but are homeschoolers and Unschoolers really much better off?
The only way to be sure is to implement a structure that will reliably address the insufficiencies of the old system.
Free-range exploration and visits to local museums are great, as is getting your child off of the toxic school bus.
But we must also identify exactly what capabilities our children most need for total life success AND we must develop a system for addressing them AND we must consistently implement it.
Taking our children out of school and hoping that an open environment will produce the passion and discipline necessary for success is not an offensive strategy, it's merely defense.
And it’s a source of fair criticism from the status quo educational establishment as well as spouses who are struggling with the idea of unschooling.
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Do not fear unschooling parents, help is on the way.