Blake Boles has been writing and speaking about self-directed learning for over a decade, most recently for the Alliance for Self-Directed Education. In his article What Does it Mean to Be Educated?, he offers a somewhat historical perspective of where we are in the long-term arc of public education in the United States. As Blake points out, schools haven’t changed much in the past century. Self-Directed Learning is a hopeful, current response to this otherwise discouraging story. We are honored to be included in Blake’s description of people and programs providing optimism and opportunities at this time.
Ken Danford is Co-founder and Executive Director at North Star: Self Directed Learning for Teens and Co-founder of Liberated Learners. Ken has been working intensively with teenagers and their families since 1991, and now consults with adults interested in opening a self-directed learning center with guidance from Liberated Learners. Contact Ken at firstname.lastname@example.org