Maybe some of you read that article in this week’s Sydney paper about our schools focusing more on ‘looking good’ than on tracking the progress of their students. Especially in Private Schools there doesn’t seems to be much need to show or focus on the improvements. Isn’t that what we are supposed to go to school for?
I have found much criticism to ‘unschooling’ in another article. I believe the idea to be a very positive one, especially for the right child and the right parent. Seeing so many children who simply do not get anything but anxiety and pain out of their school experience, I can see how tempting home-schooling and/or un-schooling could be. However, the rich learning environment that this experience could provide is not always something a parent has the time, money or opportunity to offer.