Friday, May 17, 2013

Playing (Andre Stern)

Short, profound video (French with English subtitles of Andre Stern talking about the importance of play, for learning (and the frivolous nature of "education"):

And a link to an interview, there.

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Accuracy in Academia, small article on homeschooling

Homeschooler uprising in America?
Spencer Irvine, May 3, 2013

WASHINGTON – According to researchers, disgust, dissatisfaction and disillusionment with the U.S. public school system is on the rise, so much so that the number of homeschoolers is on the rise.

“Since 1999, the number of children who are being homeschooled has increased by 75%,” Julia Lawrence reports in Education News. “Although currently only 4% of all school children nationwide are educated at home, the number of primary school kids whose parents choose to forgo traditional education is growing seven times faster than the number of kids enrolling in K-12 every year.”

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