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Five Ways to Homeschool Legally in CA

This post was  a comment in an unschooling group written by one of the matriarchs of unschooling, she’s also an expert in homeschooling in CA. I wanted to have a place to send people who are asking this question, so

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The Taming of the American Child

This is reblogged from this blog by Megan Baker, and I wanted to share it here.    Over the past 40 years, many Americans have seen real advancement in their enjoyment of freedom (some more than others). These include women, gay

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Why Our Brightest teens May be Opting Out of High School

This is a great article that explains how high school doesn’t fit all kids’ notions of success. We love Generation Z, and see you as the great hope for our future. At Pacific Sands Academy, we help you optout of

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How to Learn in Two Days what Normally takes 6 Months

Take a look at this article by Benjamin P Hardy! View at View at View at

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3 Destructive Things School Taught You Without You Even Realizing It

reblogged form this post:  By Mark Manson on June 3, 2015 |  13,304 “Learning session” by Per Gosche It was high school. I was 16 and I was pissed off. My English teacher assigned us a creative writing assignment: Write anything about being in

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Design Your Own Learning

Here are 10 things we ask you to consider when designing your own learning at Pacific Sands Academy. 1. Find a mission that excites you. What truly excites you as a teen? What passions can you name? What is something that you

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Don’t Settle for Soul Destroying

The days and nights spent studying stuff you don’t care about are soul-destroying. Passion, identity, self-respect that is built from accomplishments that are meaningful — these are the building blocks of success. We need to take young people seriously. Radical

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How One Teen Left School to Pursue a Real Education.

I wanted to share a post I came across about how one girl persuaded her family to let her leave school, and take control of her own learning. If you are a teen or know a teen who might want

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More on Community College for “Underage” Youth

Brenda Leach, a dear unschooling mama  friend of mine who’s 4th child is attending Cabrillo College (our local Community College) this semester has this advice for  parents of teens and teens wanting to take Community College Classes. This advice is

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An Underage Path to Community College

One option that many teen homeschoolers and unschoolers use is their local Community Colleges. But this option can be available to any teen! Local Community Colleges offer a wide variety of courses, often more interesting to teens- since they can

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