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Alternative Education: Rigor Redefined

Story Source: Scientific American ~ Go to Original Article

Back when I didn’t know squat, but had energy and naivete to spare, I started a school for students whose learning challenges, depression or anxiety made attendance at a large, comprehensive public high school problematic.

They were also students traditional private and parochial schools didn’t want. A combination of 1960s social activism and a Fortune 50 executive father who drilled into me the value of self-employment drove me to borrow $2,000 from Commerce Union Bank, take an ad out in The Tennessean and hang out a shingle……..