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Why Urban, Educated Parents Are Turning to DIY Education - The Daily Beast
"They raise chickens. They grow vegetables. They knit. Now a new generation of urban parents is even teaching their own kids."

[Lost some respect for Wendy Mogel due to the parts of this article that reference her.]

"And the kids? There’s concern that having parents at one’s side throughout childhood can do more harm than good. Psychologist Wendy Mogel, the author of the bestselling book The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, admires the way homeschoolers manage to “give their children a childhood” in an ultracompetitive world. Yet she wonders how kids who spend so much time within a deliberately crafted community will learn to work with people from backgrounds nothing like theirs. She worries, too, about eventual teenage rebellion in families that are so enmeshed."
2012  speculation  teens  deschooling  diyeducation  diy  learning  wendymogel  parenting  homeschool  unschooling  education 
february 2012 by robertogreco
Challenge Success: Championing a Broader Vision of Success for Youth
"We believe that real success results from attention to the basic developmental needs of children and a valuing of different types of skills and abilities. In particular, we endorse a vision of success that emphasizes character, health, independence, connection, creativity, enthusiasm, and achievement.
robertevans  parenting  schools  schooling  lcproject  unschooling  deschooling  stress  homework  excellence  success  vision  youth  education  wendymogel  stanford  well-being 
december 2009 by robertogreco

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