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Agile Learning Center

Agile Learning Centers are an expanding network of intentional learning communities leveraging agile tools to support Self-Directed Education

The Alliance for Self Directed Education

The Alliance for Self-Directed Education (ASDE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to normalizing and legitimizing Self-Directed Education, to make it available to everyone who seeks it. 




Raising Free People and Fare of the Free Child, by Akilah S. Richards

The Raising Free People Network uses tools from the unschooling and deschooling movements to address and solve big issues in education, leadership, and personal development. Akilah S. Richards is co-founder of the RFP Network and the host of the Fare of the Free Child Podcast which puts out weekly episodes centering Black people, Indigenous people, and People of Color (BIPOC) in liberators living and learning practices. Conversations explore unschooling and SDE, as well as parenting and the "fears and the fares (costs) of raising free black and brown children in a world that tends to diminish, dehumanize, and disappear them."

Free to Learn, by Peter Grey
Children come into the world with instinctive drives to educate themselves. These include the drives to play and explore. This blog is primarily about these drives and ways by which we could create learning environments that optimize rather than suppress them. Peter Grey also wrote a book by the same title.

Carol Black

Carol Black is a writer and filmmaker, creator with her husband Neal Marlens of the Emmy-award-winning series The Wonder Years and director of the documentary film Schooling the World . She studied education and literature at Swarthmore College and UCLA, and after the birth of her children, left her career in the entertainment industry to become involved in the unschooling and alternative education movement and later to make independent nonprofit films.  She has two grown daughters, neither of whom has ever taken a standardized test.

Grown Unschoolers

Profiles of grown unschoolers in their own words.

Deschooling is shedding the programmings and habits that resulted from other people's agency over our time, body, thoughts and actions.

— Akilah S. Richards

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