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8. Learning Is Natural, School Is Optional

Ted Wachtel | Posted 12.12.2016 | Education
Ted Wachtel

The costs at every level of schooling are still climbing -- but with growing skepticism as to whether school is worth the return on investment.

How an Alternative High School Saved My Life

Alana Saltz | Posted 06.30.2016 | Education
Alana Saltz

North Hills Prep was the perfect place for me to recover. I know other students felt the same way. So many of us believe that North Hills Prep saved our lives. I'm not sure I would have made it through high school anywhere else.

Chickens and Roads: Why Compulsory Schooling Is Unnecessary

Catherine Gobron | Posted 10.15.2013 | Impact
Catherine Gobron

I work at a teen educational program where students have full control over their own schedules and have no academic requirements. Years of enforced, rote tasks may increase a person's compliance with an uninspired adult work life, but is that a worthy goal for education?

Ed Today: Ron Paul's 'New School Manifesto'; Federal Equity Commission

Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
Joy Resmovits

Next In Your Education Library: Ron Paul?? According to the Washington Post, former presidential candidate Ron Paul is working on an education tome called "New School Manifesto." The book will be out in September. Paul, as you might recall, campaigned on shutting down the U.S. Education Department. So it'll come as no surprise that the book will majorly boost home schooling.

Lucas Kavner

The School Where Kids Make The Rules | Lucas Kavner | Posted 01.09.2013 | Education

NEW YORK -- On a recent Wednesday morning at the Brooklyn Free School, a class was in session. Ten students, ranging in age from about 12 to 16, sat a...

Students Find Support At 'Recovery High' (VIDEO)

Posted 07.06.2012 | Teen

At Northshore Recovery High School in Beverly, Massachusetts, teachers are not only focused on helping their students pass their classes and graduate ...

Naropa To Leave Boulder?

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.13.2011 | Denver

Naropa University, the Buddhist-inspired school of contemplative education, is looking for a new home -- possibly outside of Boulder. In a breakfas...