We have decided to not use school to educate our child, and instead, we serve as facilitators of Self-Directed Education (SDE).1 In contrast to curriculum-dependent, teacher-led, evaluation-heavy schooling, SDE is an educational route in which children take charge of their education and the adults are responsible for curating an environment that supports everyone in their learning.2 Our decision to pursue SDE as a family is inspired by informal observations, and it is underpinned by theory. It is both personal and political. It is an expression of privilege, and it invites an exploration of paradox.
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