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FROM: llsantiago1976@...
DATE: Mon, 7 Mar 2005 22:42:40 -0800 (PST)
SUBJECT: Re: [UnschoolingDiscussion] YES, how unschooling works

The last time I let someone else's judgemental words bother me, was when my
niece began a heated discussion with me about how much my kids were missing
out on by not being in school. Right before I became really angry, it dawned
on me that she was, indeed, a high school dropout because she chose to start
her family at age 16. When she dropped the comment, that the local school was
really one of the best, I laughed wholeheartedly, and said, "Well, it wasn't
so good for you, now was it?" I have never heard another word from her or
the rest of the family about why my kids don't seem to be doing anything all
day, or how awful we are about not sending them to school. One can just hold
a conversation with my children, and find out more about the world, than the
school even has time to teach.

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