I just found this essay on "unschooling". I especially like this sentence:
The traditional curriculum is based on the assumption that children must be pursued by knowledge because they will never pursue it themselves.
School and I never got along, and I always learned more outside of school (reading, working, playing music, etc.) than I ever did in the structured world of classes and quizzes. I think I've always been an unschooler, but I never knew it until now.
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