The New York Times reports that as the home schooling movement grows, some practitioners are opting for an extreme offshoot of the philosophy known as “unschooling.” Basically, this educational philosophy eschews the traditional foundations of conventional education; including buildings, books, and lessons. Instead, the movement favors “child-led learning,” which centers on the idea that children will naturally gravitate to and learn about those things that interest them. For example, children take piano lessons, visit museums, draw, and read–if the child shows interest in those things. As it comes under the umbrella of home schooling, unschooling is legal in every state, however, regulation varies. Currently, only 25 states have testing requirements or evaluation for home schooled students, so it is difficult for researchers to get a representative sample to even investigate some basic questions surrounding home schooling. Given the nature of the movement, many parents who adopt the unschooling methods bristle at the thought of standardized testing for their children, which could shed more light on the movement …