Georgia school lets kids decide what they learn

December 2, 2013 6:00:24 AM PST
A new type of school is putting kids in charge as they explore a new, interesting way of learning.

A private school in Atlanta is home to "un-schooling," a concept where there's no curriculum or tests, and adults are just there to watch as kids decide exactly what and when they want to learn.

"With some students at this school, they want to make a comic book," said Lauren Snow, co-founder of the Sudbury School of Atlanta. "OK, so how do I spell these words? I want these characters to be saying this, and how do I draw this? So you will see how they kind of come to it based on what they want to do when have an interest."

Parents who embrace "un-schooling" say it's an alternative to learning that should be explored. Some experts say it's putting children at risk of not developing the skills needed.

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