How to Find the Right Educational Alternative 
New Conference Facebook Event Page

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A Forgotten "Freedom School"
 Ron Matus

If the American left had fully championed school choice decades ago, we may be celebrating what happened in 1972 in Blythe, Calif. as the spark of a movement. 

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New Conference Facebook Event Page, New Conference Site and Registration Deadline!!
This week our webmaster announced a completely new conference site.  He has also designed a Facebook event page which has has a big response. 

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 Register now here! For one more day we'll honor registrations with free copies of books written by the three keynoters. 
Exposed by CMD: KIPP's Efforts to Keep the Public in the Dark while Seeking Millions in Taxpayer Subsidies.
By Lisa Graves and Dustin Beilke

KIPP touts itself as particularly successful at preparing students to succeed in school and college. So what does a so-called public school like KIPP want to keep the public from knowing?

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Stop Saying It's "Best For The Kids" When It's Really About Ignoring The Black Community
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Communities shouldn't accept the flagrantly negative tradeoffs that come with school reform.

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Michael Bodekaer:  This Virtual Lab Will Revolutionize Science Class
Virtual reality is no longer part of some distant future, and it's not just for gaming and entertainment anymore. Michael Bodekaer wants to use it to make quality education more accessible. In this refreshing talk, he demos an idea that could revolutionize the way we teach science in schools.

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How to Find the Right School for Your Child Without Spending a Fortune

Every day we receive desperate requests from distraught parents who are searching for alternative educational options for their children. Of course no two cases are the same, but there is a general pattern that people can follow who are searching for something that will work for their child.
We have many free resources on the AERO website and use of them should be your first action.
  1. Go to the AERO member school list. Go to your country or go to the United States and go to your state. Click on the websites of alternatives in your state that might be of use. If you find one of interest, go to their contact information and write to them to schedule a visit.
  2. You should also check out our list of democratic schools. There are some schools on this list that are not on the AERO member list because it is...
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Please send us feedback on this issue. also, we would like to have more articles written by AERO members and about AERO school and organizations.  Thank you for your ongoing support. With  your help , we will make learner-centered alternatives available to everyone!

In Service,

Jerry Mintz
Executive Director
Alternative Education Resource Organization

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