She's railing about how school stifled her creativity and ability to express herself as she wants, in a speech everyone at school is allowing her to make and patiently listening to. In which, mind you, she cites a teacher she had AT SCHOOL for giving her materials and info that helped her form her ideas.
The unschooling thing, by the way, crosses all political lines. I wasn't meaning to imply I thought it was libertarian, just that in my line of work I tend to read a lot of Ayn Rand rants from seventeen-year-olds that lack nuance or decent argumentation, much as I saw her speech. This isn't to say that these people can't grow up and make Ayn Rand inspired rants with well reasoned argumentation (certainly there are universities with endowed chairs from Rand's people that could help young people with this), just that they don't in their essays, and in this case she wasn't making a terribly good argument for unschooling either.
mcglory summed it up pretty well. Reminds me of Taliban's lines from The Tempest, when he says something to the effect that "You taught me your language, and my profit on it is that I know how to curse."
GreenLantern said:How so?
John T. Capp said:It strikes me that the fact of her speech undermines its major premise.