|Posted on September 15, 2010 at 12:40 AM|
LIO Advisor Attorney Laura Mascaro, here at the Juan de Mariana Institute, is a public intellectual in Spain who champions Unschooling, public participation and other issues. She is working on a world project to promote schooling empowerment in each country.
Balearic Islands, Spain: As public interest grows, LIO Advisor Laura Mascaro has published a timely new book on Home Schooling, "Education & Liberty." Home Schooling, once viewed as an inherent right then attacked by the bureaucracy, is now being re-legitimized there and the EU as a whole, and she is also promoting a world conference: http://jipli.free.fr/ . LIO activists work so people have maximum lifestyle options in obtaining education that is high-quality and low cost, and by proper investment and technological economy and promotion of choice, truly free and non-coercive for all.
Over the last 40 years, Libertarians have worked to remove legislation blocking education options, pioneer free to low-cost comprehensive schooling (as opposed to expensive and exclusionary coerced public schemes where costs are hidden ), and today aim to bring the tools to every country. Here are some empowering key resources Libertarians helped create or are publicizing that you can use, discuss and share:
( Home Schooled and Free: Thinkpiece on self-directed learners)
> http://www.iahp.org ( Relaxed Homeschooling tools used in infancy equips young to be self-directed learners while improving relations with parents
> http://www.libertarianinternational.org/apps/blog/show/787323-us-car-wash-libs-lead-home-school-boards- (Libertarians in action in Florida, USA, includes HomeSchool resource site)
> http://www.freeworldu.org/static/diplomas.aspx (Free worldwide HomeSchool with 20,000 learners) and http://www.hippocampus.org/;jsessionid=26BD72EE6D1DDB1041DFBE5642629D1D (Free learning tools )
> http://www.khanacademy.org (World free net school)
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudbury_school (Sudbury student run schools)
> http://www.pcsb.org/CI/SAC/ (By school Parent-Student Advisory councils in Florida)
> http://www.flvs.net/Pages/default.aspx (Virtual schools now support both public school and Homeschool students )
> http://www.lewrockwell.com/gatto/gatto-uhae-11.html (Distinguished public teacher on regulatory history)
> http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/65369.html (Distinguished Libertarian economist gives quick overview of low-cost alternatives in college now available thanks in large part to Libertarian initiatives)
> http://www.charteroak.edu (US College with ability to test out at low cost, self-design curriculum, credit for life experience or projects, etc. )
> http://www.detc.org (The growing network of accredited low-cost US distance learning institutions, including low-cost MBA's, certification programs, and Great Books Doctorates)
> http://www.amazon.com/Bears-Earning-Degrees-Distance-Learning/dp/1580082025 (Vademecum for independent learners)
> Life Long Learning (GOOGLE Search)
Mascaro is also developing a world initiative to help inform and empower people on schooling options in every country.
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Native American LIO Advisor Meaghan Walker also champions Homeschooling and educational options in Canada and says many feel it has great value for Native and Original Peoples in preserving their heritage.