The Alternative Education Resource Organization (AERO) was founded in 1989 by Jerry Mintz. AERO's goal is to advance student-driven, learner-centered approaches to education. AERO is the primary hub of communications and support for educational alternatives around the world. Our network includes Montessori, Waldorf (Steiner), Public Choice and At-Risk, Democratic, Homeschool, Open, Charter, Free, Sudbury, Holistic, Virtual, Magnet, Early Childhood, Reggio Emilia, Indigo, Krishnamurti, Quaker, Libertarian, Independent, Progressive, Community, Cooperative, and Unschooling.

AERO's mission is to help create an education revolution to make learner-centered education available to everyone.

One of AERO's areas of expertise is democratic process and democratic education, but equally important is the networking of all forms of educational alternatives. Towards this end, AERO provides information, resources and guidance to families, schools and organizations regarding their educational choices. AERO disseminates information internationally on topics such as: homeschooling, public and private alternative schools, and charter schools.

AERO Membership

AERO membership is available for individuals and schools around the world who would like to help realize an education revolution. Individual and school members get access to our conversational listserve and an extensive video library of speeches and interviews with some of the most famous and influential voices of the alternative education movement. Members also enjoy discounts in our bookstore and to our annual conference. Individual and school AERO members can post job listings. Schools can have their website links posted to AERO's member list, one of the most heavily trafficked lists of alternative schools online.

Learn more about becoming a member here.