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?”
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.