The Obama Administration is beginning a significant shift in its education policies to embrace many Unschooling Rules such as the idea that standardized testing is NOT an effective way to either drive or measure a child's success. They are also realizing that, rather than life enriching skills, what students are learning in the classroom is how to be students in a classroom.
President Obama echoed many of the other 55 rules, including the ideas that students should focus their time on studying subjects they need or love, learning to do is as critical as learning to know, and knowledge should be expanded through real world experiences, not just books or pictures.
Obama's town hall meeting is timely, as his administration is making steps towards education reform, including a push for the "Dream Act" and a rewrite of the "No Child Left Behind Act" before the start of the 2011 school year.
See also: Obama quotes Unschooling Rules