If you are on Facebook, you've probably seen the article from TIME about how valedictorians generally aren't overwhelmingly successful in life. In Wondering What Happened to Your Class Valedictorian? Not Much, Research Shows, Eric Barker writes that valedictorians rarely "go on to change the world, run the world, or impress the world." He does allow that they "are reliable, consistent, and well-adjusted, and by all measures the majority have good lives." One could write an entire post that quibbles with his definitions of success, but that's not the point of this post so I'll let it go. I was co-valedictorian of my high school class of 150. I had a 4.0 GPA back when they were rare before … [Read more...] about When the Valedictorian with an Education Degree Embraces Unschooling
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