Spreading the word
I’ve done it. I’ve actually told someone outside of friends and family about alternative education. It’s irrationally frightening, being so used to invalidation that I fear rejection from these people. I told four teachers at my school about it. I also told Sara Bennett from stophomework.com about it as well. Speaking up about things I believe in is very different when I know the person I am saying it to, yet at the same time I don’t know them. I’ve known these teachers for quite some time, but I don’t know them well enough to gauge their reaction or know their views on education. Still, it’s time to get serious and start learning and advocating.