Hackschooling

Well this video was not what I was expecting.  First off I want to say how refreshing it was to see a young teenage boy out in this great big world expressing his feelings about education.  That hardly every happens!  I liked the nontraditional approach Logan talked about, I think it is a wonderful idea to teach kids all the things they need to know but in a way that fits them.  I was a little confused at first because he did say his parents took him out of a traditional school,  but after he talked more about what he was learning I realized in a way it was sort of like home school.  He isn’t in a “school” but he is taking what interests him and incorporating it into how he learns the essential studies of a school.  I think we need more of that, I am not saying it would be easy but it would be interesting to see if more kids liked school and actually wanted to be there.  Plus graduation rate could turn out to be greater then the drop out rate.  I would like to know more about other students who have gone through this kind of education.  It would be interesting to see where they are now if they have gone off to college or have jobs.  Also it would be interesting to see how they liked it compared to a traditional school.  I can understand how frustrated his parents must have been with people asking them why all the time.  It would be stressful to take that sort of chance on a different education for any parent.  It took courage and it obviously helped their son out more than anyone probably thought it would.  In my opinion that it is what we need more of in the education world, we need people who aren’t afraid to take risks and push for what is best for the students.  We need to get away from the constant testing and constant stress both teachers and students.  Learning really should be fun and we should be encouraging students to follow in their dreams not destroy them and make them into unhappy people.

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