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Abrome – Emancipated Learning

Abrome - Emancipated Learning
At the end of 2010, I moved from New York City to Austin, Texas with the vision of helping to grow the alternative education and homeschool movement. One year into it I was going to homeschool conferences, blogging, promoting alternative education on social media, getting teaching experience, giving speeches, and providing consulting to college applicants and parents of homeschoolers. Unfortunately,... 

Abrome Learners are set up for Success in College Admissions

Abrome Learners are set up for Success in College Admissions
One of the biggest misconceptions people have about opting out of school is that one cannot get into college without a diploma from an accredited high school. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, for the great majority of people, getting into college, especially a top college, is much easier for those who opt out of school than those who stay in school. While there are select private schools, very affluent... 

Textbook Wars – Manipulating Minds for Political Benefit

Textbook Wars - Manipulating Minds for Political Benefit
People have found themselves outraged since the days of Adam & Eve 6,000 years ago. Or when we walked out of the plains of Africa 60,000 to 125,000 years ago. Or sometime in between. The point being, humans have always had something to fuss over, and as our species has developed the capacity become more efficient with our time, allowing us the freedom to not spend every waking moment trying to... 

Caine’s Arcade and the Beauty of Creativity

Caine's Arcade and the Beauty of Creativity
As a student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, I often get into arguments with other graduate students over the necessity and effectiveness of compulsory, coercive education. Not surprisingly, most of the people who choose to get a Master of Education degree believe that in order for children to learn and reach their full potential, adults need to define for them what they will learn and... 
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