How You Can Help

1. Tell your friends about us on Facebook or Twitter.

2. Visit Alpine Valley Academy’s website and perhaps attend one of their Intro Meetings.

3. Like, Tweet or Share our video on freedom-based education on Vimeo.com.

4. Invite Jesse Fisher to speak to your group.

  • “Who’s Behind This?”

    Jesse Fisher, Father of five, resides in Salem, Utah.

    My relevant credentials & experience demonstrate my educational open-mindedness:

    • Caught the “love of learning” bug due to a book report in 4th grade.
    • Bachelors in Math Education, teaching minor in Political Science at BYU.
    • Public School – Taught US Government and Advanced Math at Rim Country Middle School in Payson Arizona.
    • Private School – Voted chairmen of a large parent group; we founded a private school in American Fork around 1983.
    • Home School – Raised 5 studious children, two of which home schooled for a year.
    • Charter School – Consulted founders of a charter school in how to structure their student government to make it more realistic. My wife teaches at a charter school so I’m intimately acquainted with the shenanigans that go on there.

    My Educational Philosophy

    • Humans are endowed by God/Nature with the drive to learn and master their world.
    • When adults usurp the responsibility for children’s learning, their natural drive to learn fades.
    • Compulsion kills incentive. The old Soviet Union proved this with economics; the United States is now proving it in education.
    • Freedom enlivens. Just as freedom brings out amazing initiative, innovation, and resourcefulness in adults… under the right circumstance, it does so for children as well.

    My Plan

    Create a network of freedom-based schools which will:

    • Produce graduates of which at least 42% will become entrepreneurs (job-creators) by the time they are 30 (we’ll be shooting actually for 80%);
    • Produce graduates that are self-reliant, self-confident, independent thinkers who will equally value their own rights and those of others;
    • Be self-replicating. Each school will replicate itself in the 6th year and then again every 4 or 5 years;
    • Practice wise financial principles of saving and investing so that, eventually, the schools can give up to 30% of its student body substantial tuition scholarships.