One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1with object To limit or abolish institutionalized education in (a society); to subject (a society) to a process of deschooling. Chiefly in or with reference to the writings of Ivan Illich.
2with object To remove (a child) from the school system so as to educate him or her at home.
1970s; earliest use found in Ames (Iowa) Daily Tribune. From de- + school.
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