Pat Farenga has a good examination of the issues surrounding the current high-profile news stories about homeschooling at his blog, patfarenga.com:
I think the unschooling segment I appeared on with the Yablonski/Biegler family on The Good Morning America TV show probably caused more heat than light today. There were so many important points to make—schooling is not the same as education, lack of curriculum is not lack of instruction, how and why different scopes and sequences for learning work—but, in the total 4 minute segment, it was all I could do to mention that children are natural learners from birth. As you can see, today’s interview didn’t have the negative edge of yesterday’s presentation, so at least that’s an improvement.
But yesterday’s damage is done…
Continue reading Pat’s good in-depth explanation at the link above.