scope of this website
is wider than American education - hence the
- We are all
experiencing an increasingly wider sense of helplessness and
growing horror at the fundamental changes
the worse that are taking place all over the world -
environmental, economic, social, personal - which are robbing us
of the predictable patterns of our lives.
- I can offer
you a whole group of online allies if you decide to take on the
Mission Impossible role of helping to make changes in the way
things work. Take a look at our
books by people who have been there in person - and some who still
are! Also a page of resources
(articles, reviews, organizations, programs) to offer people
seeking to make changes in their children's education - as I did
during the 70s, joined by a self-chosen group of very special
people! Or click here
if you are thinking about making personal lifestyle changes but
can't get started.
- If you're
worried about the issue of oil in connection with global peace (I
am), click here
look at the pages(on our sister website, Purple Panthers) on
biodiesel fuel from used cooking oil, or the development of
biodiesel production - as well as an informed article ("The End")
about the end of our global supply of oil. There's also a short
you can order from the bookstore giving a look at Tom's plant and
an explanation of how the fuel is made. Scroll down to the video
also at the page covering both teachers' and kids' actual
experiences in school for more reading on the
- Can the
Internet help us by-pass some of the obstacles standing in the way
of life-positive decisions and choices for families and their
children - as well as other issues too long ignored by society?
That has been my question. Organizations like MoveOn are telling
us it CAN! We must keep on hoping for change - for the
- Four years
ago I created this site to address the multiplicity of
learning-centered issues so many of us have been facing as
families with kids in recent years. I am ready to offer whatever
support I can, based on my own past work in creating and helping
run an alternative school for twenty years - and then fourteen
years of editing and publishing an alternative schools, SKOLE, the
Journal of Alternative Education.
John Potter, Headmaster of the New School of Northern Virginia,
has written a lovely review
of the little journal.
- The fear of
change can paralyze one's will to act. There isn't much we can do
about the war or the economic situation, at least until election
day, but we can learn how to live with them. I hope I can pass on
some of what I have learned to others trapped as I felt trapped
for so long. It's a long road, so let's get
let's tackle the issue of change itself.
The mysterious image above is by my friend Jeff Grader from his
- which you have to see, to believe what he has created!
click on one of these options: