Madison, Wisconsin’s WKOW 27 reporter, Elizabeth Hopkins, recently offered a well-balanced report on “Un-Schooling”. She talked with unschooling Mom Alison McKee who unschooled her two children who are now grown. Ms. McKee is also the author of “Homeschooling Our Children Unschooling Ourselves” and “From Homeschooling to College and Work: Turning Your Homeschooling Experiences into College and Job Portfolios”.
In the interview, Ms. McKee states that when asking individuals what they learned in 3rd grade?, they can’t remember, but if it is directly related to something that they needed to know, for whatever reason, they will remember it. I don’t recall what I learned in public school in 3rd grade, but I do recall that our very kind 3rd grade teacher was married that summer and that our entire class was invited. I can’t recall what books we read that year, nor what math text we used, but I do remember feeling like an honored guest when I attended the wedding!
At the end of her story, Ms. Hopkins mentions that she had the pleasure to meet Ms. McKee’s adult daughter and that for the record she seems like a very well adjusted individual. I wonder if Ms. McKee’s daughter felt the reporter was a well-adjusted reporter? Seriously, Ms. Hopkin’s interview with Ms. McKee is an excellent one.
You can access the interview with Ms. McKee here.
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