I just read this great article that a friend had linked to on her facebook. It's called
Schooling: The Hidden Agenda
by Daniel Quinn
I thought I'd share it as it explains unschooling alot more eloquently than I ever have...:)
Here's a brief snippet but you can read the whole article here
Schooling: The Hidden Agenda - The Natural Child Project
The need for schooling is bolstered by two well-entrenched pieces of cultural mythology. The first and most pernicious of these is that children will not learn unless they're compelled to - in school. It is part of the mythology of childhood itself that children hate learning and will avoid it at all costs. Of course, anyone who has had a child knows what an absurd lie this is. From infancy onward, children are the most fantastic learners in the world. If they grow up in a family in which four languages are spoken, they will be speaking four languages by the time they're three or four years old - without a day of schooling, just by hanging around the members of their family, because they desperately want to be able to do the things they do.