I had to sub to a few education lists to keep up with the field, gather announcements, and look for people who could participate in a focus-group research project for work. when looking around for them, I came across a few home-schooling lists. So, I subscribed out of curiosity and b/c i figured my research my take a comparative twist. One of these lists is darn busy! 200 mails a day, anyway.
Interestingly, it's populated by crunchy pwogs and they frequently refer to this movement as "unschooling". They are extremely disdainful of the religious/right home schoolers who they think have given their movement a bad rep. I realize that what they are calling unschooling emerged during the late 60s and 70s since I knew quite a few crunchies who home-schooled near Ithaca, NY. And, of course, the nontrad uni I attended was founded on unschooling principles--a critique of mainstream schooling.
anyway, an interesting split. I know we had a discussion about homeschooling and charter schools/vouchers a couple of years ago.