I decided that education is a personal work of art, and therefore it’s my son’s decision how to educate himself. My role is to facilitate and support but not to “educate” in any active sense, unless he seeks that from me.
Weezie Yancey-Siegel of The Eduventurist Project runs a resource and storytelling site geared for the uncollege crowd (applies to any self-directed learning, including high school and beyond college). How it all started: “Last year, as a 19-year-old passionate student of life, I decided to step out of formal schooling and design my own experiential and self-directed learning journey. I launched The Eduventurist Project in which I have been interviewing countless pioneering young people and adults around the world who are currently taking or have experienced their own “eduventure” in order to gain the skills and knowledge they need for the future."
Not much has changed since 1968. Dropping out of high school is still labeled a sure path to ruin. That there are students dropping out of school is still called a crisis. It is not a crisis. It is a message.