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 […]

Save a public, democratic school: Blue Mountain in Oregon

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xpvdjsE-sw] From AERO: Blue Mountain School Needs Your Help One of the few democratic public schools, Blue Mountain, a charter school in Oregon, faces closure because of a politically stacked change in its local board. Letters need to be sent to the State Superintendent. Here is the info from board member Laura Stine: Dear Friends, […]