I'm starting to feel more comfortable when people ask what the boys have been learning in that what have you been teaching them way. I'm slowly letting family members know what I think about education, and why, and how it has changed and could change again. I'm no longer rattling off a list of what the boys are reading of what curriculum we're using.
It's a little scary. A year ago I would have felt more comfortable than I do now, but the situation is such in California that I worry about people sticking their noses in where they don't belong. Not family, but other well-meaning people who are appalled that my children don't print well and can't recite their multiplication tables.
I did find a great course of study document for unschoolers in California, so I adapted that and put it in our private school file. I know I'm not doing anything wrong; I just wish other people understood so that we wouldn't face the possibility of fighting for what we believe to be our fundamental right as parents.