The Homeschooling Girl

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.

2 Replies to “The Homeschooling Girl”

  1. I’m sure it’s funny. Hollywood people are like, smart, you know, right? If you like that I’m-not-a-trained-teacher-but-what-the-hell perspective. Personally, I don’t. Making one’s own children the subject of an experiment is not what I call good parenting, no matter how it comes out.

    I’d like to comment more but Time magazine subscriber FAIL.

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