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ASDE News #6, Education Liberation: A message for students oppressed by school
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ASDE News #6, Education Liberation: A message for students oppressed by school

By Danielle Levine, from Peter Gray's new organization, the Alliance for Self-Directed Learning. Danielle is a lawyer specializing in children's rights and the co-founder of Dida Academy in Brooklyn, a learning center for unschooled teens and young adults.

Read here: ASDE Newsletter #6, Education Liberation: A message for students who feel oppressed by school

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Also, I talked to Danielle recently and she said, "I invite any child/teenager to contact me directly (danielle@didaacademy.org) about strategies for convincing parents and/or to speak to their parents directly to advocate for self-directed education."

Peter Gray & allies launching the Alliance for Self-directed Education

ASDE Newsletters: #1 Announcement | #2 History of ASDE | #6 Education Liberation


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ASDE News #6, Education Liberation: A message for students oppressed by school

How has this not generated discussion?

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I wish I could send that article to my younger self. It would have saved me so much trouble.
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I wish I knew pretty much everything I know now... I would kick so much ass.

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