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> -=-The whole wide world is about what unschooling isn't.-=-
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Yeah, but... wait...

The whole culture is made of school and school support and subject matter and
expectation and pressure. BUT, still, the whole wide WORLD, with all its
STUFF and places and things can be experienced by unschoolers in a school-free
way.

It is strangely possible to learn from the whole wide world without
participating in its pervasive school aspects.

It's a little like polarized glass--where you change the angle a little and
it all looks CLEAR!! Tilt it back and it all looks dark.

It's a big world and school does not own it.

And the big world is not just right now, as is. It's all its history, all
its future, all its imaginings and myths and fantasies and alternate endings.
School presents a little package of one version of history, a little package
of one summary of science, etc., and leaves all else out.

It is very common for people to see school as the center of life, the
universe and everything. That's the way the world looks when one sees it mostly in
textbook photos, or through whatever classroom windows haven't been papered
over or painted out, and from the windows of a schoolbus on the way home to
finish homework before going to sleep early because it's a schoolnight. That
world is limited and limiting.

Sandra






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diana

--- In [email protected], [email protected] wrote:
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> > -=-The whole wide world is about what unschooling isn't.-=-
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Yeah, but... wait...

The whole culture is made of school and school support and subject
matter and expectation and pressure. BUT, still, the whole wide
WORLD, with all its STUFF and places and things can be experienced by
unschoolers in a school-free way.

It is strangely possible to learn from the whole wide world without
participating in its pervasive school aspects.

It's a little like polarized glass--where you change the angle a
little and it all looks CLEAR!! Tilt it back and it all looks dark.

It's a big world and school does not own it.
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Thanks! I know I'm feeling overwhelmed as my kids are involved in
many activities recently that revolve around a school day and the
school year, it was easier when they were younger. It's just a new
adaption to make, an angle to change <bg> And the activities are
really fun, a new form of joy is worth the scheduling angst!

:) diana