I was pleased to read the article Unschooled Teens go to College, as well as to see the progress that little Zoe Bentley is having with her ExogeologyRocks project. It’s amazing to me that so many people have it stuck in their head that school and schooling are the only path to an educated life. I find it unfortunate that so many people suffer through education and see it as “a necessary evil” instead of as the awesome and amazing and life-enhancing phenomena that learning should be.
I hope that when my girls begin college, it’s with enthusiasm, not exhaustion. I hope it comes from a geniune understanding of their own goals and aspirations and not simply “because it’s next.”