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.

  • 15Nov

    If you had a blind spot that caused you to ignorantly put your children’s safety and well-being at risk, you’d want to know about it, wouldn’t you?
    As a concerned parent, you’d like to be 100% sure you’re seeing clearly and doing all you can to prepare your children for their lives as adults in a free society.

    If that’s the case, then I invite you to join me in taking a look into our cultural blind spot and consider for a half hour the moral, economic and political risks involved in educating our children in a compulsion-based school system. Then, I’ll tell you about a freedom-based school that has been operating for over forty years with remarkable results. Read more…

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  • 17Sep

    Hi. My name is Jesse and I’m a recovering public school teacher.

    I’m pretty sure that I’ve had more experience setting up real student governments with student-led court systems than probably anyone else in the world. You’d be amazed at what students can do when we trust them to govern themselves.

    Once it backfired on me, though. Around 1992, I had been elected the leader of a group of parents who were establishing a private school here in Utah County. Because the school ended up launching in American Fork and I lived in Springville, I did not enroll my children. So, none of the students at the school knew me or my role in founding their school along with their student-run judicial system.

    One day, I was asked to substitute for a staff member at the school. To make this long story short, I was put on trial along with 5 young students. Read more…

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  • 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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