I think it would be helpful to have new forum guidelines for the Learning at School. I copied these from the unschool forum guidelines. So far, all I've done is change "unschooling" to "learning at school." I'm curious if parents WHO CURRENTLY HAVE CHILDREN IN SCHOOL think it needs other changes, or if simple asking for example what unschoolers have on their board is appropriate. I also highlighted the sentence I think is most important.
We will actively discourage an individual from solely posting for the purpose of disagreement, with no interest in practicing the belief or view in discussion, or who posts only to prove schooling concepts to be wrong, misguided or not based on fact. Controversial subjects related to Schooling can be found elsewhere on the internet, and we invite you to seek out other sites for this purpose.
It is our goal for the Learning at School subforum to maintain a supportive and welcoming atmosphere for everyone. We will not host debate between homeschooling and schooling. Please note this forum is not the place to bash others or different methodologies. Mothering supports all educational methodologies that meet the needs of the child and the family. Although it is understandable that comparison may be necessary at times in order to explain some facets of school, the focus should be on school rather than the problems or benefits of alternative methods.