Some months ago, I was interviewed for a Pacific Standard piece on unschooling. The conversation I had with the reporter was long, winding, and enjoyable. The final piece inevitably left a lot out, but I thought it represented what we talked about fairly well. Then I read Gracy Olmstead’s interpretation of the interview in The… Read More Unschooling: they just don’t get it
Last night I saw the movie The Wolfpack. It tells the story of six brothers, mostly teenagers, growing up in New York City. Their father rarely let them emerge from their sixteenth floor apartment, so they spent the majority of their lives inside. They were homeschooled, and boy, were they isolated. They had no friends outside… Read More ‘The Wolfpack’
Today I read an excellent post by John Taylor Gatto, responding to a mom asking How Do I Rekindle Curiosity in My Teenagers? His answers were spot on, and they should be. As a New York City public school teacher, he helped rekindle the curiosity of countless young people. One thing he said jumped out… Read More Why are we doing this?
Everywhere I turn today I’m seeing pictures of and reading about Caitlyn Jenner. Why didn’t she use a K? She looks like Jessica Lange. And more than anything else, she’s absolutely gorgeous. I agree she’s gorgeous. So does Laverne Cox, who is also gorgeous. But what does that mean? After appearing on the cover of… Read More Caitlyn, Laverne, & The Butterfly Music Transgender Chorus