Everywhere All the Time: A New Deschooling Reader
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Everywhere All the Time: A New Deschooling Reader

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"If you are an unschooler, this book will be a joyful affirmation ... if you are still a little unclear about the history and philosophy of deschooling, here is a perfect introduction."--Kerlin Richter, Hip Mama

Debates about education often revolve around standardized testing, taxes and funding, teacher certification—everything except how to best help kids develop learnin...more
Paperback, 268 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by AK Press
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I know the title of this sounds like whatever the opposite of a barrel of monkeys is, fun-wise. But if you are interested in an alternative, seemingly radical exploration of what it means to educate a child, this book is quite the eye-opener and challenger of conventional popular American educational theory and practice.
Of particular interest (to me anyway) are the essays "The Public School Nightmare: Why Fix a System Designed to Destroy Individual Thought?" by John Taylor Gatto, and "Learning?...more
Jun 28, 2010 Brimate rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: teachers, educators, students, parents, anti-school folks
Shelves: anarchism, teaching
This is a great collection of essays from different times and cultures about alternatives to mainstream schooling and education. It provides discussions of a whole range of educational possibilities, from learning/resource centers to anarchistic alternative schools to homeschooling to schools/homes for refugees and orphans.

It is nice to have a reminder that I am not alone as an educator opposed to mainstream schooling, and that there are alternatives out there. Also, as a future parent who may...more
I really enjoyed reading this book. There were a lot of the ideas that I disagreed with and a few that I actually found pretty frustrating (teachers "taking advantage of children for their own financial gain"? Really?!). But, either way, it was really interesting to read and definitely made me reconsider the real value of traditional, compulsory schooling.
justin stepney
Dec 21, 2008 justin stepney rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone - specially people with or thinkin bout havin kids
Recommended to justin by: ak press
very cool book all should read! many different thoughts and opinions on the school system and alternative schooling options out there, from people involved, the kids that go/have gone, and on and on. many great things i want to remember from this book..inspiring!
Liked the premise and not all the language.
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