Here’s a brief except:
Unschooling is like home schooling, except entirely self-directed, with lots of support from my parents. When I got my first allowance of $2.50 a week, I remember calculating how long I’d have to save up to buy my next toy. Everything I’ve ever learned has been for a practical purpose or because I was interested, never for a test or because someone made me.
Read or listen to the full interview: Unschooled: How One Kid Is Grateful He Stayed Home.