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Unschooling: No rules for free-form education

HACKENSACK, N.J. — Close to 3,000 children are being home-schooled in New Jersey, according to the latest figures available from the state Education Department. Traditionally, home-schooling parents follow a set curriculum, plan lessons and set aside time to formally instruct their children.

But there are others who reject even that much structure. They are part of a movement known as “unschooling,” a loose-yet-legal amalgam of learning, exploring and “everyday life” activities that replace the classroom for an undetermined number of home-schooled youngsters. Read more…

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