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Comments Off on We Need School Choice for Education without Dogma

FEE.ORG – Do you want more choice in where you get your baby potatoes or your baby’s education? I have a brilliant idea! We should create a system of government-run grocery stores. The government will run them according to majority-approved philosophies of food. Everyone will have to accept what is ruled best practice in food, […]

Comments Off on How Learning Blossoms in a School without Schooling

FEE.ORG – Envision a school that is not compulsory or coercive, that is a completely student-directed educational environment. I toured one of those last week. Two years ago I read Peter Gray’s Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life, largely a manifesto […]

How the Market Can Redeem the University

Posted: 12th May 2018 by SouthernWatchman in Education, FEE, markets, SouthernWatch, university
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FEE.ORG – The Dilemma: Colleges and universities are increasingly relying on adult learners, students from corporate partnerships, online learners, and first-generation higher education participants to fill their enrollment needs. Yet, much of the academic fare is still traditional—or structured for a novice scholar. A recent Wall Street Journal article, More Companies Teach Workers What Colleges […]

Comments Off on Purpose-Driven Learning Is the Only Kind that Lasts

FEE.ORG – Do you remember sentence-diagramming in school? I do. It was the onerous process of breaking apart individual sentences into their component parts and identifying those parts, like the subject, the verb, the modifiers, and so on.  By the time sentence-diagramming was introduced in elementary school, I had learned how to play the game […]

Comments Off on Hard-Won Homeschooling Freedoms Are Under Threat and Must Be Defended

FEE.ORG – Homeschoolers today have it easy. Many of us were in diapers when, in 1977, educator John Holt created Growing Without Schooling, the first newsletter to connect and encourage homeschooling families. Holt and other social reformers provided the support and facilitated the networks that would ultimately lead to homeschooling becoming legally recognized in all […]