Luz Shosie and Ned Vare

We noted the passing of author and unschooling advocate Ned Vare last week, and we’re still coming across reminders of the good work Ned and his wife Luz Shosie did for homeschooling families, like this interview with Luz and Ned which Mary Nix did for HEM last year:

“Homeschooling does not need to be schooling-at-home. Real life is what teaches us and our children. The academic stuff is learned incidentally, not as a separate time-wasting activity. A parent’s role is nurturer, guardian, provider of unconditional love. Adding the unnatural role of teacher (as taskmaster and judge) creates tensions and conflict. We already went through it as children. Why must we put our kids and ourselves through it again?”

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