Unschooling?

Do public schools stifle creativity and real learning?  Or are they essential to a diverse society?  Does  homeschooling undercut the public schools?  Do parents with progressive values have an ethical obligation to support the public schools?  These questions have sparked a lively debate in response to Astra Taylor’s recent essay “Unschooling” in the literary magazine n+1 and Dana Goldstein’s critique in Slate. In this NEW and UNCUT interview, Taylor and Goldstein join Steve Paulson for their first joint interview on schools and the best learning environments.

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Taylor and Goldstein Debate Schooling

The firey debate over schooling has flared up again. The newest dialogue? Astra Taylor’s "Unschooling” essay in n+1, and Dana Goldstein’s response in Slate. In this NEW and UNCUT interview, Taylor and Goldstein join Steve Paulson for their first joint interview on schools.

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