Six-year-old Karina Ricci will not be starting school this August. Instead, she'll spend her days "watching TV, doing arts and crafts or practicing the piano." She'll learn to spell by e-mailing with friends and she'll learn math concepts by helping to cook meals.
Ricci is being "unschooled," a term used to describe the practice of keeping your child out of school so that she can learn through living instead of in a classroom setting.
20 schools in the U.S. and Canada, known as Sudbury schools, follow the unschooling philosophy, and according to Mimsy Sadofsky, a Sudbury teacher whose own children attended the school, graduates not only come out knowing "how to find what they need" but excel in life.
What do you think of unschooling?