Share This: “Is unschooling / homeschooling only for the privileged?”

This is an absolutely terrific, well-thought out post by Kelly Hogaboom, a writer and unschooler I’ve only recently discovered, addressing the common… accusation that homeschooling and unschooling is a path available only to the privileged. The full post is here: “Is unschooling / homeschooling only for the privileged?

Key quote:

Economic privilege or lack thereof is not the only factor in why people don’t homeschool, although it is often framed as such.

Another critical take away point:

I have come to see how hurtful it is for some parents to be told, or to believe they are being told, that they should work JUST A LITTLE HARDER, that they should sacrifice JUST A LITTLE MORE, to do what’s best for their children. It seems many parents already feel at the end of their rope, or just barely getting by – in terms of all sorts of resources, not just financial ones. No one can be shamed into anything good and long-lasting – and that includes a parenting style or a lifestyle.

But you should just click on the link and read the full post.

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3 responses to “Share This: “Is unschooling / homeschooling only for the privileged?”

  1. Ah ha! I found it! I was looking for a link like with the summary posts. Love the post Kelly. Thanks for sharing this M! And now that I have comment you have a brand new blog. Just started. Well it has been sitting there for along time, but I rebranded it.

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