By John Taylor Gatto 2 November, 1998 Reprinted from: Yes Magazine Instead of fitting people into the pigeonholes offered by the economy, how might education help students become self-confident, reflective, and creative adults? Let me tell you about Stanley, a young man I met while teaching in New York City. Stanley only came to school […]

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In this TEDx talk, best selling author Orson Scott Card shares his views on keeping creativity alive for children and adults.      

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Image by QuoteFancy By John Taylor Gatto 09 February, 2010 Yes Magazine More and more people across America are waking up to the mismatch between what is taught in schools and what common sense tells us we need to know. What can you do about it? Nobody gives you an education. If you want one, you […]

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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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Concerned parents constantly find themselves on the hunt for good curriculum to teach their children. Many struggle to give their children an educational roadmap, and in the process end up requiring their children to learn information simply because it’s included in the curriculum. Should faceless curriculum creators dictate what your child learns, and when? Or […]

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