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No Diploma? No Problem Reminder

Just reminding people that our upcoming discussion group will be about getting into post-secondary without a high school diploma — a great topic for non-traditional schoolers. Where: Toronto Buddhist Church 1011 Sheppard Ave W. When: May 20, 2010 (Thursday) 7-9 p.m. TTC: Downsview Station RSVP to reachsudbury(at)gmail(dot)com addthis_url = 'http%3A%2F%2Freachsudbury.edublogs.org%2F2010%2F05%2F17%2Fno-diploma-no-problem-reminder%2F'; addthis_title = 'No+Diploma%3F+No+Problem+Reminder'; [...]

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Our Social Obligation Toward Children’s Education: Opportunities, Not Coercion

Children educate themselves. Children are biologically built for self-education. Their instincts to explore; to observe; to eavesdrop on the conversations of their elders; to ask countless questions; and to play with the artifacts, ideas, and skills of the culture all serve the purpose of education. In this post I suggest a route through which we, as a society, could enable all people to educate themselves freely and well, as they wish, without coercion.

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Trustful Parenting May Require an Alternative to Conventional Schooling

As I write this essay, children and adolescents all over America are frantically completing their assigned summer reading, so they can turn in their book reports, due on the first day of class. Or, they are blowing off the assignments while their parents are frantically trying to get them to do them. If your child fails to turn in those reports, you may be as much to "blame" as your child. The school system expects you to monitor, nudge, maybe even bribe or threaten your child--do whatever you must to get that slacker to do the assignment. .... To be a trustful parent these days, you may need to find some alternative to conventional schooling for your child. Here are two suggestions.

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