In this podcast I talk with Dean Sessions, the founder of the Universal Model of science (which turns long established science on its head). This enormous project has taken 27 years to complete and crosses all the sciences. Three volumes totaling over 2,000 pages are in the works and volume one was just recently released. It […]

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This is a follow up podcast interview I did with Kathryn Spencer after her 2016 ABE conference presentation. There were a lot of questions people had about this school model and her presentation at the conference mostly addressed the character building aspects of the school so that anyone including homeschoolers could see the foundational traits […]

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The strongest leverage point in the education of our youth is to build up their parents! Education systems that attempt to “overcome” the influence of the family are common place and detrimental to society! The family unit is taking a beating on all sides. It’s time to not only “Defend the Family” but to educate […]

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Issues with Competency Based Education Promoted as a way to leverage technology so students can move at their own pace and enjoy a more personalized education, competency based education sounds like a trend that should be compatible with Agency-Based Education. In the context of nationally aligned standards, assessments and data profiling however, the hype of […]

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Josh Daniels spoke at our 2016 Agency-Based Education conference on the topic of Criminalizing Absence, the Injustice of Compulsory Education and Truancy Laws. This is one of the critical issues of our time. As babies and young children, we are largely dependent on someone else for our life and sustenance. When children grow from youth […]

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Jeremy Tate, founder of Classical Learning Initiatives, agreed to do an interview with me about the new CLT exam. The company will turn one year old in December and already it’s been adopted by 25 colleges as a valid entrance exam. In our interview we talk about the difference between the CLT and the ACT/SAT exams […]

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Eddy Zhong gave this talk at a TEDx event, sometime prior to February 2015 when it was published on YouTube. In his presentation, I believe he makes some valuable points of criticism about public education and the conformity we experience as we move along the path set by the state. See what you think and […]

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The 2016 ABE conference is now closed for registration. Click here to go to the detail page and see the speakers and topics: https://www.agencybasededucation.org/conferences/2016-conference/ The location of the conference is at the Thanksgiving Point golf course clubhouse, on the 3rd floor. On I-15 take the Highland/Alpine exit and head West. Stay on this road and […]

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I interviewed Connor Boyack, author of Passion-Driven Education, to ask him about his own education, and what drove him to write this book. What were the things in his own public education background that brought about such a change and how can parents make the transformation to thinking differently about education and what’s best for […]

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Neil Flinders, author of “Teach the Children: An Agency Approach to Education” and “Joseph Smith: America’s Greatest Educator,” presented a series of 4 lectures at the 2016 BYU Education Week event. Below are his slide presentations in an extended format to facilitate those that weren’t able to attend the lectures, in order to better explain […]

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