OK, I posted this in the main homeschooling forum, but thought I'd repost here--as the girl in the article was unschooled. :)
"These people have no idea how unschooling works.
Mom to DS(8), DS(6), DD(4), and DS(1). "Kids do as well as they can."
Loved reading this! Thanks for sharing! This is how I hope my kids feel later looking back on their childhood of having been homeschooled. I hope they have a different college experience, but I think maybe I'm naive too.
The author Kate Fridkis also has a really great blog called Skipping School. I highly recommend it!
It is nice to read about her experiences. Some questions came up for me though - she says that she didn't have much idea what major to pick. That is true for many who go from high school to college as well. Still readers may be left wondering how well an unschooler will be prepared for college if they are seeking a career path, and college is part of that path.
Actually I was interested in everything when I went to college too, so perhaps my choice of major was just as arbitrary and definitely not career-oriented - that didn't set in for me till later and then I had to get a Master's to be qualified.
no longer or or ... dd is going on 12 (!) how was I to know there was a homeschool going on?