In this week’s TIME I review Quinn Cummings’ forthcoming book, “The Year of Learning Dangerously.” The issue is on shelves this week, Quinn’s book next week.
It’s a non-tribal homeschooling book – and it’s funny. It chronicles her first year of homeschooling her daughter. Unschooling? Not enough structure. Fundamentalist Christians? Too much. Online charter school? Cummings describes it as like a stage of grief many homeschooling parents go through but ultimately reject because it’s part and parcel of what they’re trying to get away from in the first place. It’s a quirky look at the homeschooling world but one with some serious implications as homeschooling becomes more mainstream.