Photo by Rose Beerhorst
Our Daughter Pearl never left for school because real school is not something you can "go to" any more than you can go to life. We think real school is about learning and learning happens at every twist and turn in the road of daily life. We learn through what we experience. Can you imagine Jesus doing interviews for his future disciples and checking their resumes for which schools they attended and what their SAT scores were? (And it was not like there weren't schools to go to back then. Where do you think the Pharisees got their weird notions about who God was?) The God man plucked his candidates from real places doing real things like fishing, tax collecting, and just hanging out.
I don't intend to through down the unschooling gauntlet or ruffle your feathers. If you have your kids in good schools and they dig it everything is probably cool. We just don't want to do it that way and we are having a blast . We want to share a different model for those of you who may want to explore something different.
To see some of Pearl's beautiful short films go here.