Unusual Magazines Growing Without Schooling

About the unusual magazine Growing Without Schooling, information on subscriptions, subjects, and samples.



Subscription: Bimonthly; $15 for 6 issues, $24 for 12, $30 for 18; 308 Boylston Street, Boston, Mass. 02116; circulation 3,000.

Subject Matter: For people who have taken or would like to take their children out of school and have them learn at home, and for anyone interested in alternative ways of learning and growing. Also includes a mail-order booklist.

Sample Materials: "Walt Disney Educational Media Co., a division of Walt Disney Productions, has prepared a series of educational materials in the form of four filmstrips. [Example] Filmstrip #3, `Is Natural Healthy?' refers to health food faddists as being overly excited about chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and food additives, and says these are not only necessary but actually beneficial....

"Throughout the entire four filmstrips, the media company goes to great lengths to justify white bread, white sugar, chemical colorings and additives, preservatives, chemical pesticides and fertilizers ... and offers an unfavorable depiction of health food stores and of products from vitamin and supplement companies."

"We are printing a list of school districts that are willingly and happily cooperating with home schoolers ... to encourage and reassure school officials who may be hesitant about approving home schooling, and let them know that there are other districts enjoying good relationships with their home schooling families."

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