There are a lot of out right rude, reactions to unschooling; most of them based on fear of the unfamiliar- the different.
Here are some choice reactions that I have picked from a bunch of comments to
Looking back on Unschooling with Kate Cayley (video we made a few years back). I picked these because they are reflective of the type of thinking that you will encounter from people who do not really want to understand what unschooling is about. Beware! You might find yourself getting angry but it's worth reflecting on these comments because they can help us communicate better about unschooling to those people who are genuinely interested. Here goes;
In all honesty, unschooling is ridiculous. Sure, formal education is flawed (and so is homeschooling), but it's a hell of a lot better than complete absence of education. Unschooling parents have honest, honorable intentions, but they are horribly depriving their children of a critical need.
And honestly, there is only a minority of colleges (and scant if any exceptional ones) that would accept "unschooled" applicants.
Things are only getting more competitive and I would not base a kid's future on admissions criteria that change every year. What happens when that college no longer accepts a portfolio and an essay? Your response to my post tells me that unschooled kids have to avoid standardized test... possibly because they perform poorly?
So, she's a "writer, theatre direction, and teacher".Are there any physicians, engineers, or organic chemists who were "unschooled"?
Just because the education system needs to be better doesn't mean you should do nothing your whole life.