If unschooling can't work in the real world, nothing at all can. People will say "How will they learn algebra in the real world?" Is there algebra in the real world? If not, why should it be learned? If so, why should it be separated artificially from its actual uses? "Why?" should always be the question that comes before "What?" and "How?"
There is a Sesame Street book called Grover and the Everything in the Whole Wide World Museum. There is a "things under the sea" room and "things in the sky" room, but still each room is just a room in a museum, no windows, everything out of context. Then he opens a big door marked "Everything Else" and goes out into the sunshine. There is unschooling.
It's now available as a kindle book. Used-book prices are too high. Maybe you'll come across one for $5 or so; I'd get it.
Amazon's listing (U.S.)
More images are here
On facebook, Radical Unschooling Info has over ten years of archives.
THIS PAGE IS OLD for a webpage.
Click here to see the oldest preserved version from August 2000. It was at least a year old at that time (July 1999 or older). Expage.com was an early free webpage-hosting site. File size was severely limited. We counted words and letters. Spaces. When something was added, something else usually needed to be deleted or shortened.
Twenty-one years later, here is how it appeared just before it was made vertical, in November 2021
Home page: SandraDodd.com
Conference talks and recorded interviews:
There are some videos on Youtube.
Unschooling Playlist, Sandra Dodd
more quotes—those in the randomizer at the top of this page, and others
The list of topics on my site that used to be here was preserved and moved where it has a bit more space. It doesn't have newer pages, but if you're missing it or needing it, go to SandraDodd.com/topics. Each page does have at least three links. You might never finish. 😉