I know almost nothing about alternative schools, but in my recent anti-establishment wanderings, I keep coming across references. I guess in some ways, I had written them off as the domain of the rich, but I don't know where that stereotype comes from. My good friend Shawna sent me a link to a school near Montreal called PEACE School.
I'm fascinated by their philosophy, and I'd love to see it in action. Project-based learning, workshops, multi-age grouping, integrated curriculum, authentic assessment -- it sounds like they're doing the things that people speculate about and wish they could implement in public schools. I need to do more research into schools that are actually pulling this stuff off in real life.