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Alternative schooling has been a growing trend in the U.S, from families choosing Montessori and Waldorf to homeschooling and "unschooling." Perhaps part of the trend is driven by the rising rates of violence in American schools or maybe it's the fact that worldwide statistics put the U.S below many developing nations in academic standards. Today it seems that these and other factors are increasingly contributing to parents taking more control in their children's education and in that, exploring the growing number of alternative schooling options.
Danny Mydlack, directed the wonderful and eye opening "Voices From the New American Schoolhouse," a documentary giving an inside look into one rather radically alternative school in Upper Marlboro, MD, called the Fairhaven School.
Take a look and tell us what you think.