Saturday, February 14, 2009

Parliamentary approval of video gaming

Schuyler Waynforth wrote:

Apparently experts were called in and the European Parliament has decided that video games are good for children. I think the actual report isn't out yet. Hopefully it'll get airtime when it does come out.


That's because the Puritans, Huguenots and Anabaptists left Europe. Unfortunately, I live where they built an anti-child culture in which children are just bad, and fun is a sin. (that was an editorial comment from Sandra Dodd)

If the U.S. Senate (advised by the education and child welfare experts) voted that video games were harmful, it wouldn't make it so, and so it's not a vote of the European Parliament that makes them good, either. Still, I love government legislation of value-to-children (who can't vote). At least they gathered expert advisors from many countries and listened to them.

Monday, February 02, 2009

A few conferences

This isn't an exhaustive list, but

March 7, 2009, Tempe, Arizona
Home Education Network of Arizona is holding a one-day conference on homeschooling. Several speakers are unschoolers.

September 10-13, 2009, San Diego/Del Mar, California
Good Vibrations Conference

Newest news:
October 2-4, 2009 Toronto Unschooling Conference
This will be the fourth Toronto conference!