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Books

More than 15,000 total copies sold (as of 2019).

Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School?

Tells Peak Press, 2020

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The Art of Self-Directed Learning

Tells Peak Press, 2014

Better Than College

Tells Peak Press, 2012

College Without High School

New Society Publishers, 2009

Published Articles

Articles in Which I Appear

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Other Long-form Writing

Blog Posts

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How I Wrote, Crowdfunded, and Independently Published a Book in 2020

In May 2020 I independently published my fourth book, Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School? This was the third time I’ve self-published, and I feel like I now have a strong grasp of the process. This blog post documents the entire 17-month process of writing, crowdfunding, and launching the book into the […]

Why are You Sending Your Kids Back to School?

Fall 2020 may be the perfect time to embrace full-time self-directed learning. This fall, many schools may require part-time or full-time remote schooling, leaving parents in the same tricky situation as they found themselves in the spring. Balancing the demands of remote schooling with a full-time job is a stretch for some—and downright impossible for […]

How to Take a Self-Directed Pandemic Gap Year in 2020-21

As more colleges consider closing their campuses in fall 2020, more students are considering the possibility of taking a gap year. This makes perfect sense, since “virtual college” would be underwhelming, even at a discounted tuition rate. A significant part—perhaps the most important part—of the college experience comes from the communal experience of living and […]

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