The Founders School

The Founders School is the future site of a democratic school for ages 6-18 in Mt Pleasant, SC The Founders School is in the process of becoming a 501C3 non-profit alternative education school for ages 6-18 in Mt Pleasant, SC.

The Founders School is based on the democratic school philosophy which supports a child's right to freedom to pursue their individual interests among a self-governing community of peers with shared principles based on mutual respect and the pursuit of liberty.

Mission: The mission of The Founders School is to facilitate the natural path for children to become curious, self-confident and independent citizens of a society that supports freedom for all individuals. The Founders School supports children to pursue their unique and innate curiosities. To ensure the future security of individual freedom, The Founders School incorporates the practice of active participation in the public governance of a community with the mission to protect liberty.

The Liberty To Learn #1 of 4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPnVn1UAcYE&list=UUBMmptM4Buaao9NYqx3q7Og

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7vT-fg7v54&feature=youtu.

Stacey Albenberg speaks to The Bastiat Society in Charleston, SC about allowing children the same liberties that we want for ourselves, especially when it co...

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Video games get top marks, help dyslexic kids to read

http://now.msn.com/dyslexic-children-improved-their-reading-skills-by-playing-video-games-according-to-italian-study

now.msn.com Dyslexic kids, raise a glass of sparkling apple juice to researchers who've found that playing video games improves your reading skills. The clever minds at the University of Padua and the Scientific Institute Medea of Bosisio Parini in Italy found that in the video game vs.

Sudbury Schools: #1: Introduction

If you are interested about how Democractic Education schools actually work, this is a very thorough video series done on a Sudbury School. I particularly enjoyed Video #15 The Sleeping Student.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7XNx5G0mPU&list=PL9D988D5B968F56A2

Interviews with students, staff members, parents and alumni The film was made by Henning Graner and Martin Wilke in 2005 and published at tologo verlag: http...

[01/21/13]   “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” ~ Mark Twain

[01/19/13]   “All I am saying ... can be summed up in two words: Trust Children. Nothing could be more simple, or more difficult. Difficult because to trust children we must first learn to trust ourselves, and most of us were taught as children that we could not be trusted.” ~ John Holt

psychologytoday.com

A Brief History of Education

When something like education has become automated in our society, I think it's important to stop and think "how was it that we got here anyway?". Take a look at the history of education.
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/freedom-learn/200808/brief-history-education

psychologytoday.com To understand schools we must view them in historical perspective.

Out of Touch with Typing | MIT Technology Review

My husband and I were on our laptops the other night when he noticed how efficiently I was typing despite my unconventional approach. Our age difference of nine years meant that he was taught to type "by the book" while I was just at the edge of people who were self taught typers who learned by doing. Our curiousity in this area led to our discovery of this article:

http://www.technologyreview.com/view/425018/out-of-touch-with-typing/

technologyreview.com Many schools aren’t teaching typing anymore because they figure students already are proficient at using keyboards. That’s a wasted opportunity.

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Out of Touch with Typing | MIT Technology Review

My husband and I were on our laptops the other night when he noticed how efficiently I was typing despite my unconventional approach. Our age difference of nine years meant that he was taught to type "by the book" while I was just at the edge of people who were self taught typers who learned by doing. Our curiousity in this area led to our discovery of this article:

http://www.technologyreview.com/view/425018/out-of-touch-with-typing/

technologyreview.com Many schools aren’t teaching typing anymore because they figure students already are proficient at using keyboards. That’s a wasted opportunity.

theatlantic.com

No Teachers, No Class, No Homework. Would You Send Your Kids Here?

http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/12/no-teachers-no-class-no-homework-would-you-send-your-kids-here/265354/

theatlantic.com Democratic schooling may be the most radical experiment in education of the past 100 years.

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Homework: New Research Suggests It May Be an Unnecessary Evil

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alfie-kohn/homework-research_b_2184918.html?utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false#sb=1267953,b=facebook

huffingtonpost.com Those open to evidence have been presented this Fall with yet another finding that fails to find any meaningful benefit even when the study is set up to give homework every benefit of the doubt.

blogs.hbr.org

It's Time to Re-Think the U.S. Education System

"The gap between the output of our educational system and the job demands of the current century is enormous — and growing wider. And the kids intuitively recognize the gap. They're asking for a change."
http://blogs.hbr.org/erickson/2012/08/todays_youth_challenge_us_to_r.html

blogs.hbr.org Today's kids know they aren't getting what they need at school.

edreform.com

K-12 Facts

Data on private school costs
http://www.edreform.com/2012/04/k-12-facts/

edreform.com 1) SCHOOLS — 2) ENROLLMENT — 3) TEACHERS — 4) STUDENT-TEACHER RATIO — 5) EXPENDITURES — 6) SALARIES AND WAGES — 7) FUNDING

Back to School: Some Surprising Education Numbers

If the cost per student in a public K-12 school is $11,400 and the average K-12 private school tuition is $8,549, what would be your preference if the money was in your pocket.
http://blog.heritage.org/2012/08/27/back-to-school-some-surprising-education-numbers/

blog.heritage.org As children head back to the classrooms, let’s look at two important figures to consider this school year: 308,000 and $11,400. 308,000: Number of members lost by the National Education Association. Education special interest groups, such as the teachers unions, are experiencing a decline in members...

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29464
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Palmetto Christian Academy Palmetto Christian Academy
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Palmetto Christian Academy seeks to assist Christian parents in providing a Christ-centered education emphasizing godly character and academic excellence within a nurturing environment.

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Coastal Christian Preparatory School Coastal Christian Preparatory School
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Christ Our King-Stella Maris School Christ Our King-Stella Maris School
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Catholic elementary and middle school (4K-8) in Mount Pleasant, SC, serving the parishes of Christ Our King, Stella Maris, St. Benedict's, and St. Clare of Assisi.

East Cooper School Alumni Association East Cooper School Alumni Association
100 Ann Edwards Ln
Mount Pleasant, 29464

ECSAA is a non-profit 501(c)7 organization whose sole purpose is to reunite former students, teachers, coaches, administration, parents and friends of East Cooper School.

The Goddard School The Goddard School
1151 Muhlenbergia Drive
Mount Pleasant, 29466

The Goddard School uses the most current, academically endorsed methods to ensure that children have fun while learning the skills they need for long-term success in school and in life.

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