Students take to the streets in protest of higher tuition rates. For something that was always either free or low-cost, changes in price for education that can be freely learned through alternatives is a no-go for students.
Professor Stephen Duncombe thinks it is immoral to be charging college students as much as we do. When he went to school tuition was $2,700 dollars, which meant he could do anything and not worry about graduating with massive amounts of college debt.
<iframe width=”420″ height=”315″ src=”” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen>http://www.youtube.com/embed/aqrhHTzjNko?rel=0</iframe> This film follows a teacher into an alternative school that in turn teaches him how to connect with others in ways he did not seem possible. More information on the IMDB. What do you think about democratic education’s influence on teacher’s as well as students?
Neil Gaiman’s address to the University of the Arts graduating class of 2012. He talks about his self-education path, learning as he flowed through life, and how he got to where he is today. One of the finest addresses for students today.
Danilo d’Angelo is the founder of Progetto Utopia, living in India for many years he saw a ned for alternative education. Espirito Kashi collaborated with d’Angelo to forge a more student-centered and holistic path.
Krissi Scott discusses the importance of funding alternative schools. Not everyone attends public schools, and there are all different types of learners. Why not offer true alternatives?
Education can no longer be confined to the class room, students need to venture out into the world and learn from their environment. First hand experiences are what shape us and students can not get that from a book or a test. They can on the other hand gain skills, knowledge, and experience through hands-on [...]
The teachers (cooperative educational facilitators) created a tutoring space to work with the children who were at risk of dropping out of school. The project evolved into an alternative school that is managed collectively and embraces a pedagogy focused on empowerment and community transformation, as well as creating a more holistic learning environment for students.