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Educational standards are at an all-time low. Politicians have concocted remedies such as extending school hours, increasing standardized testing, and even ending summer vacation. They come up with these “remedies” due to the core belief that the problem is not the way the schooling system is operated, but the problem is none other than the students themselves. They think students have a lack of motivation or some other deficiency that is holding test scores back. They think all of the problems in education today can be fixed with longer hours, and harder work on our part.

Sadly, the truth of the matter is that there is nothing wrong with the students, but it is the schooling system itself which is flawed. Millions of wasted dollars are dumped into today’s schools with only tired, stressed out students to show for it, and there’s no clear end in sight. That is why this organization was created. We have the solution others have failed to offer.

EFO, or the Educational Freedom Organization is an organization that was created for the sole purpose of improving education by increasing students freedoms and choice in academics. We believe one of the fundamental flaws in compulsory schooling is that people who are forced to learn things they dislike are far less likely to retain them, while people who are given the opportunity to choose what they learn excel. Isn’t the whole purpose of school to prepare us for the future? What better way to do it than to let us explore possible careers and excel at our interests?

If you believe in giving youth a chance to show the world their true potential, we request that you join us. It is time to create a better education and future for generations to come.

Website- www.edfreedom.org

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Unschooling Creates 'Gaps'
One of the most common concerns brought up about unschooling is possible "gaps".  If unschoolers learn only about what they're interested in, won't they have gaps in their education?
And this strikes me as coming from such a very schooly mindset: a mindset that says that schools have the answer.  That everything chosen for the school curriculum is Important, and MUST be learned at some point or other for the learner to be a properly functioning member of society!  It comes from a presumption that the government knows everything that's essential knowledge for every human being.  And it comes from the belief that there IS one essential body of knowledge out there to be learned!
I totally disagree.
The government wants children to learn what will help the system itself, not what's good for the individual or the community.   There are also much more important, to the system, anyway, lessons taught in school than what's "learned" about
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For The Sake of Our Children
"How did we ever decide to deliver our children to strangers with questionable skills during the best hours of the day? In the same way, we agreed to have the birthing process taken away from us by the medical profession. In the same way, we agreed to have our dying taken away by this same profession and the directors of funeral "homes." In the same way, we agreed to be satisfied consumers of processed food that has been so far removed from its original state that it is unrecognizable, consumers of biased information, misleading and enticing advertising for things like disposable gadgets. In the same way, we have agreed to accept the authority of the State-Mommy-who-watches-over-us." -Léandre Bergeron
For The Sake of Our Children by Léandre Bergeron, translated by Pamela Levac
This is a book about unschooling. But this is not a book *just* about unschooling. It's a book about attachment parenting, respectful parenting. About sustainable living and farming. It even has a good
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