Alternative Education Conference 8/3 – 8/6/17

My father, Julian Wilder, was an Education Professor at Adelphi University.  He had been referenced by futurist Alvin Toffler for his work. Dad did not believe any testing, and especially standardized tests, were of any use to teachers or students.  He would have been at the front lines speaking out against Common Core and supporting […]

High School rankings

KW: The big education news is a list of top high schools by US News & World Reports. It is interesting to look at what kind of schools won (many are specific and/or mission-oriented.) Also, to see the US News & World Reports rankings of all states in regards to high school education. And, if […]

Obama: Are children natural learners? Or, must they be forced to pay attention?

KW: Jerry Mintz is the Director of the Alternative Education Resource Organization (AERO), based in Roslyn Heights, Long Island, New York. AERO has many functions, including being a national gathering place for information about co-operative schooling, alternative schools, democratic schools and homeschooling. Jerry wrote a Letter to the Editor about Obama’s school speech and sent […]

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