Start a School by Sharing Alternative Education Ideas

The authors share their experiences on how to start a school and offer different scenarios when forming the basis of alternative schools.



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The price of making of our lives a school for our children is our own transformation. We believe it is possible, because it is already begun.
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Starting an alternative school
For those not already in communities of fighters or farmers, the catalyst may be someone with a sudden conviction about a particularly bad local public school scene.
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Good life learning means understanding is integrated in action. We display our knowledge of the culture of specialized roles, with its destructive systems of education, competition and authority, by how we manage to be each other's teachers, siblings and lovers, parents and children, by how we tend and heal and share each other's growth. 
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We learn in a larger community. To free our young many must come together, to share their powers in critical mass and intimacy. We believe it involves all entering equal as children into the School of a larger Family. 
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Nevertheless, the time is now, the need is vivid. Kids who on their own are seeking free schools can use plenty of non-exploitative help. Take them in. Help them find other escapees with whom to work . . . and be.
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