Terry McIntyre – Retired Computer Pro.

Retired Computer Pro., California, USA I’m a retired computer professional, but didn’t earn much initially, back when my wife and I homeschooled; we were below or at median income until our divorce, when our two children began high school. You needn’t have a six-digit income; we certainly did not. I’m…

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Ron Patterson -Retired Major USAF

Retired Major USAF, Texas, USA I don’t know a lot about unschooling. But I had faith in my wife and faith in my kids. We have many things to learn in life but you don’t necessarily have to learn any of it in school. People think that’s the only way,…

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Peter Gray – Psychology Professor

Psychology Professor, Massachusetts, USA Editor’s Note: The following was originally published as the Prologue in the author’s book, Free to Learn.[1] It was submitted by the author. “Go to hell!” The words hit me hard. I had on occasion been damned to hell before, but never so seriously. A colleague,…

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Mike Durland – Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur, North Carolina, USA Editor’s Note: The following is a lightly edited version of an audio recording submitted for this book. My son went to public school for five years. I didn’t understand for a long time the damage it was doing. When I grew up I went to public…

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David Friedman – Law Professor

Law Professor, California, USA Editor’s Note: The following was originally written in 2007. It was submitted by the author with an updated postscript at the end. I’ve decided to write on how we educate our children in two parts. The first part will describe the arguments for our approach, and…

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Skyler Collins – Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur, Utah, USA The thought of sending my children to school sends shivers down my spine. The reasons for this are many-fold, but primarily it is my commitment to raising my children without coercion or manipulation. My discovery of unschooling came just after my wife and I decided to raise…

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Rob Nielsen – Online Education and Training

Online Education and Training, Utah, USA Being a good husband and father is the core of my life. I am a working professional, but I aspire to become financially independent. My wife and I have two children. My experience with school and educational environments includes: “public” [government] k-12 schools (student,…

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Pace Ellsworth – Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur, Arizona, USA My name is Pace. I have a wife and two kids; my boy is five, my girl is three. I run a small marketing consulting company in the financial industry. I’m lucky enough to work from home as an entrepreneur and pursue my dreams. The life I…

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John Durso – Business Owner

Business Owner, California, USA The first time I heard the term “Unschooling” was in a talk given by Debbie Harbeson at the 2011 Libertopia conference in San Diego, CA where she gave me a copy of her book: Okay Kids, Time For Bedlam. My wife Kelly and I devoured her…

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Jeff Till – Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur, South Carolina, USA Dear dads, please don’t make the same heinous mistake I made. I sent my kids to public school without even thinking about it for five minutes. Upon our children reaching kindergarten age, my wife made the arrangements to enroll my children in the public school nearest…

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