North Star coaches teens to leave school and embark on a self-directed path. It turns out that for 82% of our members, the first activity after North Star is: school.
Editor’s Comments by Ted Wachtel Just because young people don’t want to go to high school doesn’t mean they don’t want to go to school. Many North Star members go on to college. Homeschoolers and North Star teenagers often do better without high school. This excerpt from a chapter in Kenneth Danford’s book, Learning is […]
Editor’s Comments by Ted Wachtel Kenneth Danford’s new book, Learning is Natural, School is Optional, shares his more than two decades of experience in providing an alternative to school. Made possible since the advent of homeschooling—which provides a legal basis for not attending school—he has demonstrated that self-directed learning by teenagers is not only possible, […]
Ken Danford, founder of North Star Self-Directed Learning Center, has demonstrated that teens can learn and succeed without high school and its mandatory attendance, tests and grades. To learn more, watch the video or read the text version below the video. (VIDEO TEXT) — In 1968, during my first year of teaching in a Pennsylvania […]