At Makarios Community School, students have an equal vote and an equal voice in the school. While we talk about this often in our blogs, we rarely..
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Not long ago “at-risk youth” could be defined as a young person exposed to a daily onslaught of gangs, drugs, and violence within a single-parent, low..
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Did you know that George Washington Carver was the local “plant doctor” before he turned 13? Or that George Washington was a land surveyor in his..
Do you remember being a 5th-grader and savoring those last few weeks of summer before you start back to school? You treasure every day,..
One of the most common questions parents ask about democratic free schools is, “What if they just play all day? How will they learn anything?” This is..
When it was first suggested that I write about this topic, “How to Support Your Child in a Democratic School,” I immediately thought: "This isn’t..
Makarios is diversity...community...democracy
I grew up behind the white curtain of Orange County, California...but I didn’t know it. The street I..
At a recent business networking event I was asked; “So, who is your customer...the parents, or the students?” Without a moment’s hesitation, I said:..
This week a new parent at the school asked me: So do you all get a paycheck? Or are you all volunteers? Short of a discourse about how we each have..