Sir Ken Robinson once again spread the good word about alternative education recently at a TEDx event in London where he said, "Alternative Education is good education." You can watch his speech below.
"Robinson, whose lecture on how schools kill creativity is the most watched TEDTalk of all time, was part of a forum on dropout prevention hosted last week by the HeART Project, a Los Angeles-based arts education nonprofit. If what we now call 'alternative education' methods became mainstream, said Robinson, 'we wouldn't be discussing the dropout rate.' He also debunked the myth that students who drop out are reacting to the system as a whole: 'For any student, the classroom they sit in is the education system and that's what they're dropping out of.' But the kids who get into quality alternative programs fall in love with learning because they're getting an individualized experience--and the support they need to address particular life challenges, like being a teen mom or being homeless."
In these uncertain times, it is good to know that one of the most renowned voices in education is a staunch supporter of alternative education!