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Unschooling Resources

Unschooling Resources | Alternative education | Scoop.it
RT @freechildprojec: Learn more about unschooling for social change at http://www.freechild.org/unschooling.htm http://fb.me/NxDr49mt...
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The politics of unschooling: Raising independent trailblazers or lazy free-floaters? | Features | National Post

The politics of unschooling: Raising independent trailblazers or lazy free-floaters? | Features | National Post | Alternative education | Scoop.it
Six-year-old Karina Ricci rolls out of bed around 7:30 a.m. She gets dressed, brushes her teeth and makes her bed before eating a leisurely breakfast in front of the TV. She gives her fledgling sunflower and snowpea plants a drink.
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John Taylor Gatto - "Death by Pedagogy: A Teacher's Polemic Against Inst. Learning"

A recent lecture by John Taylor Gatto given at The Institute for Theological and Interdisciplinary Studies February 4, 2011 at Macalester College, St. Paul, MN.
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U.S. should look abroad for education reform, study says - San Jose Mercury News

U.S. should look abroad for education reform, study says - San Jose Mercury News | Alternative education | Scoop.it
The National Center on Education and the Economy suggests that almost everything embraced by both the establishment and renegades, from smaller class sizes to cash infusions to charter schools, simply has not worked.
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$500,000 a child: How much private schooling costs parents

$500,000 a child: How much private schooling costs parents | Alternative education | Scoop.it
PUTTING a child through private school could cost parents a staggering $500,000.
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Priority plan for poorest pupils - BBC News

Priority plan for poorest pupils - BBC News | Alternative education | Scoop.it
BBC NewsPriority plan for poorest pupilsBBC NewsThe Department for Education is due to publish its proposed changes, many of them expected, later. The changes are also likely to allow popular schools to expand without local authority permission.
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KARE Givers: Getting together- collaborative education reform

KARE Givers: Getting together- collaborative education reform | Alternative education | Scoop.it
Getting together- collaborative education reform. Children arrive at school expecting to learn. Teachers arrive at school expecting to teach. Parents, for the most part, trust that this exchange works smoothly and that ...
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What Parents Aren't Asked in School Surveys -- and Why

What Parents Aren't Asked in School Surveys -- and Why | Alternative education | Scoop.it
The more we're asked to offer feedback about how well the school is doing x, the less apt we are to ask why x is being done in the first place, and what might be done instead.
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National Teacher Sickout

National Teacher Sickout | Alternative education | Scoop.it
Government-University Education Reform Complex (GUERC) http://sickout.org #edreform #edpolicy #edchat #ratbastards #parasites...
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Why we are still losing it in translation - The Age

Why we are still losing it in translation - The Age | Alternative education | Scoop.it
The AgeWhy we are still losing it in translationThe AgeAn Australian Education Union survey this year found that LOTE was the most difficult subject in which to find a qualified teacher.
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Creating Learning Communities

Creating Learning Communities | Alternative education | Scoop.it
A future without schools, with cooperative community learning centers for self-learning in a creative society of homeschools and autodidacts.
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Michigan Superintendent's Sarcastic Plan to Save Schools from Gov's Ax: Make Them Prisons | AlterNet

Michigan Superintendent's Sarcastic Plan to Save Schools from Gov's Ax: Make Them Prisons | AlterNet | Alternative education | Scoop.it
Michigan Superintendent's Sarcastic Plan to Save Schools from Gov's Ax: Make Them Prisons http://bit.ly/iq1tcW #GOP #education #snyder...
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Teachers Who Aren’t Waiting for Superman Make Their Own Film - COLORLINES

Some New York City teachers say that Davis Guggenheim got it all wrong.
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The Deep Pockets Behind Education Reform

The Deep Pockets Behind Education Reform | Alternative education | Scoop.it
Zaid Jilani has a long piece up on the deep pockets influencing education reform. Jilani argues that the money being spent by a host of billionaires and education reform philanthropic organizations is having a pernicious influence on the education...
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Providence Schools (and beyond): Free Minds Free People conference - July 7-10, right here in Providence!

Providence Schools (and beyond): Free Minds Free People conference - July 7-10, right here in Providence! | Alternative education | Scoop.it
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The Underground History Of American Education- John Taylor Gatto, full.wmv

The shocking possibility that dumb people don't exist in sufficient numbers to warrant the millions of careers devoted to tending them will seem incredible t...
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How Online Learning Develops Essential Skills for Lifelong Success ...

How Online Learning Develops Essential Skills for Lifelong Success ... | Alternative education | Scoop.it
Quality online schooling at home provides the flexibility to use an individualized learning approach and to structure the school day according to the individual needs of the student. Schedule flexibility teaches students ...
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The Makers of Modern Schooling - John Taylor Gatto

The Makers of Modern Schooling - John Taylor Gatto | Alternative education | Scoop.it
The Makers of Modern Schooling. The real makers of modern schooling weren't at all who we think.
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Facebook founder’s comments raise questions about why he got involved in school reform - The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post

Facebook founder’s comments raise questions about why he got involved in school reform - The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post | Alternative education | Scoop.it
Remarks about opening Facebook to middle and elementary schoolchildren caused an Internet uproar and, a week later, a reversal by the 27-year old-CEO. (RT @udemy: Is Facebook preparing to move into #education?
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