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Breaking Free: Why we chose roadschooling

In 2019, New York State's decision to eliminate medical exemptions for school children sparked a wave of discontent among families. Many chose to withdraw their children from traditional school systems, seeking the freedom to make medical and educational choices independently. What began as a quest for autonomy soon evolved into a profound exploration of alternative education.

The influx of new homeschoolers in 2020, driven by dissatisfaction with remote learning during the pandemic, further fueled the growth of the homeschooling community. Families discovered the shortcomings of traditional schooling and yearned for a more personalized approach to education. Yet, as the homeschooling community expanded, we noticed a disheartening trend—a shift towards replicating the very system we sought to escape.

As a former classroom teacher, I witnessed firsthand the limitations and flaws of the traditional school model. For 12 years, I watched as students were reduced to mere numbers, confined by rigid curriculum and stifled by one-size-fits-all teaching methods. Determined to offer my children an education tailored to their individual needs and interests, we embraced unschooling in 2017—an eclectic approach centered on real-world experiences, hands-on learning, and child-led exploration.

However, even within the homeschooling community, we witnessed the emergence of programs resembling traditional school settings. Co-ops, once bastions of flexibility and innovation, began adopting rigid structures and ineffective teaching methods. Unqualified instructors attempted to replicate the public school model, resulting in homeschoolers falling behind academically and tarnishing the reputation of homeschooling as a whole.

Faced with this disillusionment, we made the decision to break free from the confines of New York State's educational landscape. Road schooling emerged as the perfect solution—a journey that would allow us to travel across America and connect with like-minded families who shared our passion for authentic, child-centered education.

Our road schooling adventure represents more than just a departure from traditional schooling—it's a declaration of independence, a commitment to rewriting the narrative of education for our children.

By immersing them in diverse environments, exposing them to new cultures, and fostering a love for learning without boundaries, we're empowering them to become the architects of their own education and the leaders of tomorrow.

Join us as we embark on this transformative journey, where the possibilities are endless, and the pursuit of knowledge knows no bounds. Together, we're breaking free from the confines of conventional education, embracing the freedom to learn, explore, and grow on our own terms. Welcome to our road schooling adventure—the journey of a lifetime awaits.

Image made by my excited 11 year old.

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