It is a question of values
It is clear to me, unschooling sets free the last huge group of slaves: The children. The children living a life constructed by caretakers, their time stolen and put into schools, lectures, “after school activities”, chores. They have no control, no power, no way of getting to know themselves, or even to know what they want and who they are.
It is a question of balance, yes. But it is mostly a question of values. My job is to fight the power of 23 years of schooling in my own mind, and I do, every time the face of ambition shows up. Freedom, happiness, the feeling of self and the great power which follows being in charge of our own lives is (some of) what we get from unschooling. This is not for discussion.
It is – at the end of the day – a question of values, of philosophy – you get to choose, it is your duty to choose, and your choises will have huge impact on your childrens’ lifes, weather you like it or not. Not choosing is not an option, is is just closing your eyes and walking in line.