- The Case Against Forced Schooling ▾
- Self-Directed Alternatives ▾
- What About College?
- A Vision for the Future
Welcome to the World of Self-Directed Education
Kenneth Danford, the Executive Director and Co-Founder of North Star: Self-Directed Learning for Teens in Sunderland, Massachusetts, gave a talk at the Thrive 2020 Conference held in Guernsey, UK, on October 17, 2015. Kenneth’s talk was titled “Making School Optional … Continue reading →
Parents send their children to school with the best of intentions, believing that formal education is what kids need to become productive, happy adults… Read article
I’m a research bio-psychologist with a PhD, so I’ve done lots of school. I’m a pretty good problem-solver, in my work and in the rest of my life, but that has little to do with the schooling I’ve had… Read article
“We tell a story about the power of learning that is very different from what we practice in traditional models of school,” says Steve Hargadon… Read article
One December morning, Ellie, my kindergartener, woke up and, on hearing that school was canceled because of imminent snowfall, decided to draw a picture for her teacher of a gingerbread man missing a toe, with an explanatory caption… Read article
Fed up with the restrictions at his conventional school, 10-year-old Scott Gray convinced his parents to transfer him to one where children control their own education… Read article By Luba Vangelova
José Urbina López Primary School sits next to a dump just across the US border in Mexico. The school serves residents of Matamoros, a dusty, sunbaked city of 489,000 that is a flash point in the war on drugs… Read article
BBC World Service—World Update program
KRBZ 96.5FM—Kansas City
Tune in on Talk 910am San Francisco with Gil Gross. On September 4th.