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Leah McLaren

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‘Unschooling’ is a luxury for the wealthy

While the focus on free play for six- and seven-year-olds is growing in North America, it’s inherently hypocritical for progressive parents to choose this individualistic manner of education in favour of the public education system

Aug 28, 2014

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lmclaren@globeandmail.com

Leah McLaren is a Globe and Mail columnist and Europe correspondent for Maclean’s. In 2013, she won a gold National Magazine Award in the arts feature category.

In addition to journalism, Leah has written television drama and fiction. Her first novel, The Continuity Girl, published by HarperCollins Canada and Warner US, was a national bestseller, and her second will be out next year.

She was born in rural Ontario, grew up in a small town and now splits her time between Toronto and London, England, where she shares a home with her husband and son.

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