Independent projects

Schools for Humans

A problem:

There are some fundamental problems built into our typical conception of “school”.

  1. In most schools, students are afforded little freedom to choose to do what they want to do.
  2. In most schools, students aren’t even allowed to do very much — the “learning” that they’re supposed to do is imagined to be purely cognitive, and doesn’t involve affecting the world around them.
  3. In most schools, students are cut off from the community. Schools become a barrier to encountering the people in your neighborhood.
  4. In most schools, there are too few big projects: too much learning is done in small pieces. Holistic learning, however, should have a blend of projects of all sizes, from the micro to the epic.

Our basic plan:

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