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09/03/2014

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terrymac

Thank you! I think much of the success is due to a very under-appreciated aspect: children learn extremely rapidly when they want to learn.

http://papalibertarian.wordpress.com/2014/11/19/what-if-we-respect-children/

http://papalibertarian.wordpress.com/2014/11/26/lessons-for-educators-when-a-childs-time-is-considered-valuable/

Joe M

I would like to say in response to this article. I am 45 years old and I learned the value of a "child led" education by skipping school one and off for weeks at a time for years. Back in those days you could get away with it. And since no one in the school system informed us that home schooling was an option, it led to my getting into trouble with the courts eventually. Until I turned 18. But my freedom to do as I please for years dramatically raised my academic skills. So much that I excelled beyond all other classmates in the school. Not only that. But I learned to play two instruments and learned many other trades. Public school is a waste of time and energy. Kids come out of there to hate learning. And it takes an ignorant person to not see just what it has done to millions of children every year.

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