Extreme Homeschooling? Or How To Make Your Kids Unemployable?

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From a report at ABCNews:

The Biegler children live as though school doesn’t exist.

They’re at home all day, but they’re not being homeschooled. They’re being “unschooled.” There are no textbooks, no tests and no formal education at all in their world.

What’s more, that hands-off approach extends to other areas of the children’s lives: They make their own decisions, and don’t have chores or rules.

Christine Yablonski and Phil Biegler of Westford, Mass., are self-described “radical unschoolers.” They allow their teen daughter and son to decide what they want to learn, and when they want to learn it.

“They key there is that you’ve got to trust your kids to … find their own interests,” Yablonski told “Good Morning America.

Do these parents not realize the damage they are doing to their kids? This type of unsupervised learning will only lead to a 20 years old who can’t do anything that an employer would need of them.

(But he may be AWESOME at World of Warcraft!!!)

In an economic climate where nuclear scientists are looking for work, how is someone, who never learned in a structured environment, with goal setting and achievement-based learning, going to have any hope in hell of getting gainful employment?

These parents are not doing these kids any favours.

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