I'm not unschooled, and I don't know anyone who is...so no direct response to the OP. I do, however, see the appeal. I'm a trained and registered (although admittedly relatively inexperienced) teacher, and I have serious concerns about the efficacy and broader impacts of main****** education in some instances. This may well be compounded by the fact that I now work with children from backgrounds of abuse and neglect, and I can tell you that many schools are horrendously inept at dealing with these children in a way that fully supports their education and development. I would be reasonably confident in my own ability to offer a good standard of education to my own children if I were to choose not to follow the curriculum, but that would involve an enormous amount of work/development/collaboration and accessing of community resources to achieve, and it likely wouldn't end up falling within the definition of true unschooling (also, there's not a chance in hell that I'm up to that level of commitment). Whilst I'm sure that unschooling can be done well, and have significant benefits in some areas, I find it extremely concerning that any well-meaning (or not so well meaning) parent can choose this option for their children.