Guy McPherson has kindly published a second essay of mine on his blog. I was glad to write it and put it out to a wider audience, but some of the comments were hard to take. I’m not sure if any of my friends have actually read the essay, but if you’re a friend reading this, would you be willing to read the essay and comments? It would mean a lot to me to receive some words of encouragement. Let me emphasize again that in writing about our decision to homeschool, I’m not trying to put down parents who send their kids to school, or trying to put down well-meaning, hard-working teachers– please understand that what I am criticizing is a system, a set of institutional arrangements, rather than individuals. What I’m trying to describe is a very personal process about developing an educational philosophy in line with our values; I don’t expect others to adopt the same philosophy. I don’t expect others to agree with me. I guess I do expect people to be respectful and thoughtful when they comment; this is probably a foolish expectation on the wild and wooly interwebs. Anyway, you will probably get my gist if/when you read the essay and comments.
Posted by: scintillatingspeck | July 10, 2012
Second guest post at Nature Bats Last.
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