Meta: are we discussing the book here in comments? Can one reply to a particular comment?
Homeschooling and unschooling grew "a bit" since the book came out: for example, about 7% of US kids with college educated parents are now educated by families. However, peer groups, communities and networks form a separate phenomenon - not quite "do it yourself." As many of my colleagues in homeschooling explain, "It's not at home, and it's not schooling" - not by yourself and not in an institution.
My friend and I reviewed some of these emerging educator commons here: http://blog.p2pfoundation.net/family-educator-commons/2010/08/09 I think it resonates wi