Educating for Success in Life Not School

If you clearly understood the difference between learning, education, and schooling, would you make different choices for yourself and your children?

Since 1852, when Massachusetts passed the first Compulsory Education Law based upon the Prussian model, learning has been taken from the realm of natural human experience and replaced by schooling. It is time to re-claim or natural birthright: learning.

Schooling: An Outdated Design

Many things that were invented in the 1800s continue to be extremely useful: battery, electric light, bicycle, safety pin, revolver, machine gun, dynamite, and the zipper among many things. Others are outmoded and have been replaced: phonograph, typewriter, facsimile machine. The school system which was institutionalized in 1837 remains unchanged.

The Case Against Adolescence

Continuing the conversation about how children and teens don’t want to be locked away in school surrounded only by their peer group… Psychologist Robert Epstein published a book in 2007, “The Case Against Adolescence“, that shows how the more young people are infantilized, the more psychopathology they show.

Expanding our View of Learning

Schooling is not learning. The School System is the institution that enforces the compulsory education laws of states, provinces, and countries. Schools are places where learning may or may not occur. What is Learning? Learning is often defined as a relatively lasting change in behavior that is the result of experience. Learning happens when a person …

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