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Posted 15 October 2016 - 12:37 PM

I’ve decided to set off on a new adventure with my youngest daughter.

Tomorrow, we’re heading out on a road trip of more than 10,000 miles.

This year, we decided to completely part ways with the school system in all forms. We decided to unschool.


I have a feeling that my 15-year-old will learn more over the course of this adventure than she would have learned in 3 years of classroom education. Plus, there are the skills she’ll learn that are becoming somewhat obsolete:

  • How to navigate using a paper map
  • How to figure out the amount of time it will take to get from Point A to Point B
  • How to seek information about the things that strike her fancy
  • How to deal with the practical aspects of travel, like making reservations, packing efficiently, and eating healthfully on the road
  • How to manage a travel budget
  • How to spark curiosity in others
  • How to immerse yourself in local cultures
  • How to stay safe in unfamiliar places
  • How to find off-beat hidden treasures
  • How freakin’ awesome our country really is

And for those who are more interested subjects that tie into a more formal education, we’ll be studying:

  • History – what better way to learn about the things that happened in our country than to actually see where they happened and walk the same paths that others did?
  • Geography – duh. Driving around the perimeter of the United States will definitely help with that!
  • Cool facts about different states
  • Geology – we’ll get up close and personal to many natural wonders
  • Literature – my bookworm kid has already mapped the stomping grounds of famous authors – we’ll be reading their books before visiting their homes
  • Math – Calculating times and distances, managing a budget – these things will be her responsibility
  • Entrepreneurship – How to run a website and online business (She’s starting her own over the course of our journey)






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Posted 25 October 2016 - 10:40 AM

Principal brutally beaten after telling teen to remove headphones


The principal at a lower Manhattan high school was beaten to a pulp by a student on Monday when he told the teen to remove his headphones, sources said.




Four teenagers are in police custody after a series of random attacks near Temple University on Friday night.

Police say the group of teens went from street to street, randomly targeting Temple students, beating them up and robbing them.

Joe Lauletta's daughter was one of the victims.

"Her head was stomped on. The whole side of her face, the back of her head was black and blue. Her arms, her legs, her back, her ribs. She was on the ground. They were kicking her," Lauletta said.






If liberty means anything it means the right to  tell people what they do not want to hear. - George Orwell

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Posted 25 October 2016 - 10:50 PM

Source of "feral" child gangs? Might just be today's culture...?


Feral defined: relating to, or resembling a wild beast.


Benefits of Married Fathers for Children

The effect of married fathers on child outcomes can be quite pronounced. For example, examination of families with the same race and same parental education shows that, compared with intact married families, children from single-parent homes are:

  • More than twice as likely to be arrested for a juvenile crime,[3]
  • Twice as likely to be treated for emotional and behavioral problems,[4]
  • Roughly twice as likely to be suspended or expelled from school,[5] and
  • A third more likely to drop out before completing high school.[6]

The War on Poverty and the Decline of Marriage


Edited by Rogerdodger, 25 October 2016 - 10:51 PM.