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  • AERO, the Alternative Education Resource Organization – AERO’s goal is to advance student-driven, learner-centered approaches to education.

  • Challenging the Myths of Modern Schooling – A website featuring the writings of John Taylor Gatto, a former New York State Teacher of the Year who is now an activist and public speaker against compulsory education.

  • Freedom to Learn – The Psychology Today blog of Peter Gray, a professor of psychology at Boston College who writes about alternative approaches to education and the life-long value of play.

  • The Center for Nonviolent Communication – An approach to communication and conflict resolution that has informed problem-solving at Clearwater.

  • I’m Unschooled. Yes, I Can Write. – Blog by childhood unschooler and lifelong learner, Idzie Desmarais of Montreal, Quebec about  unschooling, reading, teaching vs. learning, respectful parenting and socialization.

  • IDEA (Institute for Democratic Education in America) – A nonprofit organization that supports and showcases democratic education settings.