School Survival

Has school destroyed your creativity and self-confidence? I'm working on a book called Recovering From School, to help you heal the damage caused. Join the Patreon or Newsletter to be notified about updates. Paid Patreon members will get early draft previews, as well as a free digital copy when it's done.

Dealing with difficult parents

This deserves its own guide, although it's a pretty difficult subject to write a guide for. Each family situation is different, so there's no way to write one guide that will work for everyone. So this will be a collection of everything I've ever found that might be useful in some way. I will try […]

Online High School: Everything You Need To Know

Finishing high school online is a decent enough alternative to being stuck in a classroom with annoying people all day. It's not quite unschooling or homeschooling, but if your parents aren't open to those ideas, then it might be a decent compromise. Unlike homeschooling and unschooling, with online high schooling you get a diploma afterwards […]

School to Prison Pipeline Fact Sheet

ZERO TOLERANCE DISCIPLINE, DISCRIMINATION, AND THE SCHOOL TO PRISON PIPELINE The School to Prison Pipeline (STPP) is a nationwide system of local, state, and federal education and public safety policies that pushes students out of school  and into the criminal justice system. The system disproportionately targets youth of color and youth with disabilities. Inequities in […]

How schooling damages people, and how we can fix it

This is a collection of links to articles written by Shaun Kerry, M.D. (Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology), and other people. These lists were found on Our government spends more than 550 billion dollars per year on education, yet home schooled children - who have markedly fewer financial resources - continue to […]

Finishing high school online

If you can't convince your parents to let you unschool, or even to homeschool you, finishing high school online might be a decent intermediate option for you. It's more "school-like" than homeschooling and unschooling, so in theory it should be easier to convince them to let you do it. Depending on where in the world […]

Alternative Learning System in the Philippines (like GED)

(Information contributed by Edward) In the Philippines, out-of-school youth can take the Alternative Learning System program in the Department of Education. There is like a training for 10 months or so, then the next year, the youth can take the Accreditation & Equivalency Test. If the youth passes the test, then the youth gets something […]

Alternative school in Hadley, Massachusetts

I┬áreceived this via email: I just wanted to let you know about North Star in Hadley, MA. My son started there this fall. It is Self Directed Learning for teens and is one of the boldest and cutting edge approaches to educating Middle and High Schoolers. Basically, we are a family that left school last […]

Myths about online schooling

Online high school students do less work: False. Just because online students typically finish their work faster, doesn't mean they do less work overall. They're just able to get it done quicker because they don't have to wait for the other students in the class who may be slowing everyone else down. They also don't […]

How to choose an online high school

Before you sign up with a school, take a bit of time to ask them some questions first. Is the school accredited, and by whom? Make sure that it's accredited by the right regional associateion. If it isn't, the diploma may be worthless. If it isn't accredited yet, ask if it's scheduled for a review. […]

Online High School vs GED

If you're looking to get out of a regular high school, there are multiple options. While homeschooling and unschooling are probably the best ways to learn, they don't typically provide you with a diploma or some kind of "proof" that you can give to a college or employer. As far as diplomas go, there are […]

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