The Year of Learning Dangerously

The Year of Learning Dangerously

Adventures in Homeschooling

Book - 2012 | 1st ed. --
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A year of homeschooling. What could possibly go wrong?

In this honest and wry memoir, popular blogger, author, and former child actor Quinn Cummings recounts her family's decision to wade into the unfamiliar waters of homeschooling -- the fastest-growing educational trend of our time -- despite a chronic lack of discipline, some major gaps in academic knowledge, and a serious case of math aversion. (And that's just Quinn.)

Quinn's fearless quest includes some self-homeschooling -- reading up on education reform, debating the need for "socialization," and infiltrating conferences filled with Radical Unschoolers as well as Christian fundamentalists (and even chaperoning a homeschool prom). Part personal narrative, part social commentary, and part how-not-to guide, The Year of Learning Dangerously will make you laugh and make you think. And there may or may not be a quiz at the end. OK, there's no quiz. Probably.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Group, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780399537608
Characteristics: 229 p.


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VegGal Jan 17, 2013

I've been researching a lot about homeschooling and concerned about choosing the right curriculm. This book was very light hearted and reminded me that I don't need to have everything all figured out. The humor keeps it light hearted and reminds you to laugh at yourself when you make a mistake and then move forward.
It's just a good simple light hearted story.

jkn14x Oct 22, 2012

This was fun to read because of the humor, but not intended to serve as a realistic guide. Most of us can't afford to jet around the country checking out education alternatives, or hire personal tutors to enrich the homeschooling experience. Her daughter seems to have been exceptionally obnoxious and annoying, but we can hope that comic hyperbole played a role in the story!

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