Education Resource Organization
AERO's goal is to advance student-driven, learner-centered approaches to education. AERO is considered by many to be the primary hub of communications and support for educational alternatives around the world.
on School and State
Karl Bunday's reading list for some heavy reading about the role
of the state in education.
AERO director Jerry Mintz, showcases the dramatic changes that are
reshaping the face of education in the USA and around the world
while you can listen in every Saturday evening at 6 p.m. Eastern
National Coalition of Alternative
Our mission is to unite and organize a grassroots movement of
learners and learning communities dedicated to participant control
and the elimination of ecological and human oppression.
Open Portal Schools
A friend of mine, Liza Loop, back in 1986, envisioned what web-based
education in the future might look like. I read this thesis of
hers back then, and I think you will see how she influenced me
and this website tremendously. Many a homeschooling "center"
seems to be much as she describes. Is this the near future of
Separation of School
& State Alliance
"I don't want my children fed or clothed by the state, but
I would prefer that to their being educated by the state."
Max Victor Belz.
President George W. Bush: "The federal role in education
is not to serve the system. It is to serve the children."
U.S. Department of Education
Check here for education headlines, initiatives, research, demographics
and statistics about education in the USA.
View From Home
This influx of new families, coupled with outside factors like
a negative economy and the controls set by the 2001 "No
Child Left Behind Act," are changing the definition of homeschooling.
By Cyndy Rodgers.
Center for Law and Education
Legal assistance generally in an 'of counsel' capacity to attorneys
representing students in matters pertaining to obtaining quality
education and improved educational outcomes.
Compulsory School Attendance Laws
Compulsory education is only 150 years old, and not even that
old in every state. Before that, everyone homeschooled! Last
updated 2001. May be outdated information for some states.
of Private Schools
Pertinent to homeschooling as many families have no other regulation
other than the private school statutes (for example, California
NEA supports the following 113 bills
NEA supports a number of bills in the new Congress to overhaul the Elementary and Secondary Education Act/No Child Left Behind (ESEA/NCLB).
Education Week On
Updates weekly. Public school system news source. National and
state level issues. Free, but you have to register. Occassional
Education Intelligence Agency
EIA provides quick, accurate information to requesters concerning
the public education establishment.
Public School Reform: Potential Lessons from the Truly Departed
We are their guinea pigs! J. Dan Marshall, Pennsylvania State
University, and James P. Valle Donegal School District (PA)
Assessment of Educational Progress
NAEP, often called "The Nation's Report Card," will
let you know how well the public schools in your area are teaching
reading and other basic skills. Adobe Acrobat plug-in required.
Center for Education Reform
A good site for those support school choice, finding information
about charter school laws for all states, vouchers, etc.
The Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation examines the school
Nine Lies About School Choice: Answering the Critics
Choice proponents can now present empirical and anecdotal evidence
showing that school choice is equitable, is wanted and it works.