In our group we run the gamut from Radical Unschoolers to Total School At Home. And everything in between. We are a secular group and welcoming to anyone. There are also many other homeschool groups in the area. What part of NJ are you thinking about? I'm in Bergen County in the NE of NJ.
my LO is still little almost 9mo, but we plan to do some type of unschooling. Glad to see there are others out there. I would love to pick some brains - such a weird saying I realized as I was typing it
there are tons of unschoolers in new jersey--the laws make it a very easy place to do so! there is even an unschooling conference next weekend in lebanon, http://www.greatbighappylife.com/, where all sorts of unschoolers are convening, and john taylor gatto is speaking! depending on where you are in jersey, there are numerous homeschool/unschool groups.
wow, this is exciting! I had no idea! I am from NJ originally and our family is considering a move back. my husband would have a job in nyc, but we figured we would live in northern jersey since my brother and sister are both there. are there any towns that are more progressive than others or ones that have a bigger unschooling population?
I guess that really depends on where in Northern Jersey you were considering living and what you are looking for in the town. I wouldn't call my Bergen County town progressive but we have been very happy here.
Laws are much better here than in New York. In fact, there are none here. In New York I know you have to file a letter of intent. I think there are some reports to file and maybe testing.
Some communities are more progressive than others. I think Montclair is more progressive than where I live. Around Princeton is pretty liberal as well. But probably to far of a commute to the city. I find that for us, we have to drive a ways for anything. We are in a tiny little town not far from New York City
Feel free to ask any questions you like. I'm sure we will all try to answer them.