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.

  • 05Jul

    The following are quotes from Sir Ken Robinson’s TED talk. These many statements call out for a new type of education, which I believe is satisfied by freedom-based education.

    “I have a big interest in education, and I think we all do. We have a huge vested interest in it, partly because it’s education that’s meant to take us into this future that we can’t grasp. If you think of it, children starting school this year will be retiring in 2065. Nobody has a clue… what the world will look like in five years time. And yet we’re meant to be educating them for it.” Read more…

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  • 08Aug

    A commonly-quoted statistic states that 80% of college graduates are not working in their primary field of study. Another is that 50% of college students change their majors at least once before graduating.

    In an online discussion of the validity of the 80% statistic, an appropriately named participant, Eureka, stated, “Also you should remember that many people attend college and choose majors before they really know enough about themselves to know what they want to do with their lives, and thus may end up changing fields.” I couldn’t agree more.

    College is the first time we give students the freedom to explore their interests by learning whatever they want. So, it should be no surprise when their first declared major is not what they graduate in. Nor should it surprise us that some push through (due to economic and/or parental pressures) and graduate in a field in which they realize they have no desire to work. Can someone say, “inefficient”?
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