Thank you for these thoughts and the link to Idzie's interview of you. Concerning your question about SES, we did not ask any questions about that in this study. My impression is that most of the respondents would be somewhere in the broad middle class. A number of the respondents indicated that they worked their way through college, or had scholarships, which would suggest that at least they were not from wealthy homes. In our previous survey of parents in unschooling families, we did ask about their careers and found a wide range--blue collar as well as professional careers. A few said that it was something of a financial struggle to live on one paycheck, as the mother was not working, or working only part time, in order to be home with the kids. The first report of that study is here: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/freedom-learn/201202/the-benefits-unschooling-report-i-large-survey
-Peter

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