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One of the biggest concepts is breadth. Learning isn't just K-12. It starts prenatally. If you get a read on what your children are and aren't being exposed to at school, that will suggest the kinds of experiences you want your children to have outside of school.
There’s always a lot of creativity in how education is delivered. A school could be under a tree, could be inside someone’s home. It could be in a mosque or a church, it could be anywhere young people can gather safely with adults who can instruct them.
From the learning sciences literature we know that kids can learn small things, like addition and subtraction, on the way to big things — like creativity and collaboration. We're not doing poor kids any favors by the drill-and-kill method.