13. The Micro School Movement

The Essential School Sucks, #13 of 50
Theme Two: Leaving Institutional Schooling and Finding Educational Alternatives
Kerry McDonald returns to discuss the growing Micro-School movement. What is a Micro-School and why should we be talking about them? (and why am I excited about a school?)
We'll also cover blended learning, the question of screen time for children, and a thriving micro-school network in Arizona Kerry recently profiled in Forbes Magazine. That article is called How Micro-School Networks Expand Learning Options (https://fee.org/articles/how-micro-school-networks-expand-learning-opti…)
Kerry McDonald is a Senior Education Fellow at FEE and author of Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom. She is also an adjunct scholar at The Cato Institute and a regular Forbes contributor. Kerry has a B.A. in economics from Bowdoin College and an M.Ed. in education policy from Harvard University. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband and four children. You can check out her podcast LibertaED here (https://info.fee.org/liberated).
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Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom (https://amzn.to/3xoY5uq)
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Originally Released November 27, 2019 As "The Micro-School Movement – with Kerry McDonald [PODCAST #632]"