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The Argument Against Unschooling is Usually Rooted in Elitism

The Argument Against Unschooling is Usually Rooted in Elitism
I recently came across two YouTube clips that attacked unschooling. One was from The Young Turks from last year and the other was from the Dr. Phil show from 2006. While I have become used to the teacher’s union and the ignorant critiquing unschooling, it still bothers me when people with their own TV shows (who have the resources to actually do some research and report the truth) push these false... 

The State Treats Children as Criminals

The State Treats Children as Criminals
Last night the city of Concord, California approved a daytime curfew ordinance which allows the city to levy fines against children who are found in public during school hours. In particular, a child caught for the first time outside of school during the day without a valid excuse will be given a warning citation. The next incident will result in a fine of up to $100, the third incident up to a $200... 

The Cheating Scandal in Atlanta and Public School Fraud

The Cheating Scandal in Atlanta and Public School Fraud
The widespread cheating scandal in the Atlanta Public School (“APS”) system that was initially reported on by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution over two years ago came to a head last week when the Governor released a report by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation which detailed the extent of the scandal. The report named 178 educators who were part of a widespread conspiracy to erase and change test... 

The Effect of Khan Academy on Education

The Effect of Khan Academy on Education
In 2004, Salman Khan was an MIT and Harvard educated hedge fund analyst who spent his free time remotely tutoring his cousin Nadia in math. When other family and friends asked for his help he started putting his tutorials on YouTube, and soon enough he became a YouTube sensation. In 2006 he launched Khan Academy and in 2009 he quit his finance job and turned all of his efforts to providing a “free... 
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