Great for opening your eyes to the true variety of experience beyond traditional schooling. However, the focus is entirely on "unschooling" - I would have liked to see more on alternative educational programs, vocational, etc.
I have not read this book(planning on it) but wish to clarify something written by another reviewer
"It uses the deceiving term "unschooling" which really means dropping out of out school (and your child will be seen as a drop out no matter what term the author uses).
Unschooling is a legitimate home education method that is nothing like being a uneducated school drop-out you just go about gaining your education in a very different manner than is commonly done. I do not know in what context this book uses the word unschooling but the above reviewer is misinformed as to what unschooling really is.
Darcy H. (savvym) reviewed The Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education on
This book changed my life. Even if you already graduated school, or can't quit ( I tried and changed my mind), it is a great way to challenge your ideas about education and how to live. Don't let the radical sounding title put you off from reading this fabulous testament to real learning and living! For everyone--kids, teens, parents, adults, old bachelors!
Valerie B. (mastersfate) reviewed The Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education on
Everyone should think twice before giving this book to a teenager. It sets them up for many unnecessary hardships, false hopes about the ease/benefits of quitting school, being unmotivated, and convinces them that life would be better without a normal education. It uses the deceiving term "unschooling" which really means dropping out of out school (and your child will be seen as as drop out no matter what term the author uses). This book already seems very outdated in ideas considering there are so many alternative schools now for those that struggle with High School. My friend and I read this book together upon entering high school, and we both found its message harmful, disastrous, and absurd. The cover says "This is a very dangerous book...Do not, under any circumstances, share this book with a bright, frustrated high-schooler being ground into mind fudge by the school system." No, don't show it to them because it could ruin their mind and life if they take this book too seriously.