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Off-Trail Learning

99 EpisodesProduced by Blake BolesWebsite

Interviews with innovative educators, self-directed young people, and others who think differently about learning, teaching, and schooling. Hosted by Blake Boles (, author of "Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School?" and founder of Unschool Adventures.


Manue on The Homeschooling Situation in France

Manue is a representative in the South of France of Les Enfants D’Abord (, a home education advocacy association which is particularly committed to the rights of unschoolers. (The name translates to “Children First.”)

We discuss the organization’s mission to promote children’s rights over parental domination, the history of homeschooling regulation in France, home inspections, the growing power of French social services, and the new French homeschooling law that takes effect in 2022 and its purported mission to fight separatism. 

Manue also explains what makes her hopeful for the future of French homeschooling and how listeners outside France can help their cause. (Note: If you are interested in helping French families, you may email 

Read the document created by Les Enfants D’Abord which challenges the French laws here: (French/English)

Recorded on October 15, 2021, in Montpellier, France.

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