The most powerful new ideas in education are coming from the families that have given up on schools. From his experience with homeschoolers and unschoolers, education guru Clark Aldrich distills a revolutionary manifesto of 55 core ''rules'' that reboots our vision of childhood education and the role of schools. The include:
? Learn to be; learn to do; learn to know.
? Tests don't work. Get over it. Move on.
? What a person learns in a classroom is how to be a person in a classroom.
? Animals are better than books about animals.
? Internships, apprenticeships, and interesting jobs beat term papers, textbooks, and tests.
? The only sustainable answer to the global education challenge is a diversity of approaches.