Are you looking for alternatives to the standard educational system? Have questions about homeschooling regulations? Wondering what all the hype over unschooling is about? Questioning whether self-direction really works? You’ve come to the right place.
Yes! The NYS homeschool regulations give every family the right to homeschool their children if they so choose- regardless of education level, credentials, or employment status.
Self-Directed Learning (SDE) is the “radical” notion that children can and will learn without pressure or force. Often called unschooling or free-schooling, SDE takes many forms but always relies upon a trust in the learner and an understanding that learning is happening all the time.
YES! There actually isn’t a single state in the United States where self-direction is outlawed. The NYS homeschool regulations do specify subjects that must be addressed each year but there is no statement on how those subjects must be addressed nor is there an outright ban on self-direction.
— Peter Gray, Free to Learn