A Free School, Unschoolers, and a Flying Squad Walk into a Park…

…surely this is the beginning of a good joke?

This week the Tuesday Flying Squad decided to head over to Fort Greene Park to play some poker (gambling for zip ties…), Friday the 13th, and some Everybody’s It. As we entered the park, we realized that the Brooklyn Free School was also in the park. A few minutes later we ran into the Z boys, a group of unschoolers (who on and off were involved with Flying Squad last year and who happened to be hanging out with my two year old daughter today unbeknownst to me!) It was funny that were were pretty much the only people spending the day in the park. What that says about Self-Directed Education versus conventional education, I think, it kind of clear.

In any case, we had a lot of fun together!