Well, whether we unschoolers were content with staying out of the limelight or not, the past 2 days of reporting on Good Morning America has put us all out there. The show yesterday of the Biegler family was so slanted it was scandalous! And did Juju yell at the son when she questioned his judgement at 7? There was enough controversy to invite the family back on this morning's show where the attitude was a bit more subdued. It was nice that the family was able to answer some of the questions posted on the ABC website, but it was still such a tiny view of the vastness of unschooling.
Swiss Army Wife has written a wonderful post on the subject that I recommend. http://www.swissarmywife.net/2010/04/unschooling-stephanopoulos-good-morning-america-fail/ and another must read from Lee Stranahan "Unschooling : How "Good Morning, America" Got It All Wrong" http://ow.ly/1AA8H
I confess that I was compelled to leave a comment on the GMA website as well (kjrp68).
I am just happy that was not my family under the microscope as life has been difficult enough. I do take strength from the fact that the judge made it clear to the folks living in the house we are planning on buying that they must be out by tomorrow...or else. Our unschooling lifestyle has been under major scrutiny by all our relatives that we have stayed with (on both sides of our families). It is always hard to "pretend" to fit into the boxes others live in. BUT not much longer!!! We will be able to have our OWN HOME BASE with which to learn and live and love life! Can't wait!!!