Community-oriented educator and co-founder of North Texas Progressive Schools (NTxPS) Ian Campbell discusses the impact democratic decision-making in progressive schooling has in an individual’s social development, and the limitations and traumas that come with public education as it functions today, as well.
Ian Campbell is community-oriented educator and is the co-founder of North Texas Progressive Schools (NTxPS), which promotes progressive education for North Texas families and provides opportunities for collaboration among member schools. School representatives, including students, meet monthly to collaborate on events such as art shows, sports meet-up, field days, and chess tournaments, share resources, as well as spreading awareness of the progressive school movements and education options for families in North Texas. Inspired by the mass organizing efforts of groups as diverse as the Iroquois Confederacy and the mutual aid-based disaster relief done in the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina, Sandy, and Maria, Ian has grouped up some like-minded individuals and drew up the plans for a network that would make self-directed education a household name as an alternative to traditional public and private schools. A year later, it has grown into a network of eight schools, with several others working closely but unofficially. Learn more about NTxPs and self-directed education: https://self-directedpath.org/ntxps
This is a segment of episode #146 of Last Born In The Wilderness “The Progressive School: Self-Directed Learning, Democracy, & Play w/ Ian Campbell.” Listen to the full episode: http://bit.ly/LBWcampbell