Day Jail for Kids

What are schools for? Here’s John Holt’s theory: society demands of schools, among other things, that they be a place where, for many hours of the day, many days of the year, children or young people can be shut up and so got out of everyone else’s way. Mom doesn’t want them hanging around the [Read More…]

On the Oddity of Giving Children a Moral Imagination

Mark Mitchell has a superb essay on developing in children a logocentric view of reality: Are we raising kids who won’t fit in? I have asked this of myself regularly over the past few years. My wife and I are educating our three boys at home. We don’t watch television (only an occasional video). We emphasize [Read More…]

The Bitter Homeschooler’s Wish List

Deborah Markus, at Secular Homeschooling, has a list of retorts for homeschooling parents tired of the inane questions and complaints they get about educating their own children: 1. Please stop asking us if it’s legal. If it is — and it is — it’s insulting to imply that we’re criminals. And if we were criminals, would we admit [Read More…]