Thursday, December 12, 2013

School is Optional

I am so happy to share this TEDx Talk by North Star's Ken Danford. I encourage everyone to watch the video, but I especially encourage those of you who are:

  • a teen or the parent of a teen who is unhappy at school
  • a homeschooling teen or parent whose friends, neighbors, or relatives question your choice to homeschool
  • a teen or parent of a teen who wonders whether it's possible to lead a happy, fulfilled life (including attending college and/or becoming gainfully employed in your chosen career) without attending traditional school

1 comment:

  1. Agreed, this is a wonderful talk about how lives are changed by offering teens the freedom and flexibility to define a life and education for the themselves outside of school. If you are interested in this model for living and learning, check out Princeton Learning Cooperative ( in NJ, which is based on the North Star model Ken talks about in this video. Yes it's true, school is optional.