By Kerry McDonald Entrepreneurship is challenging in any sector, but education entrepreneurs often confront regulatory roadblocks and bureaucratic barriers that make launching a new school or innovative learning model particularly difficult. Some of these roadblocks and barriers include occupational licensing requirements for new school founders, such as those in Nevada … [Read more...] about In This Business-Friendly State, Why Is It So Hard To Start A Private School?
By Kerry McDonald Ariel Maguire gathered together with other moms in her rural area of the Big Island of Hawaii to create a child-centered educational solution for local families. It was late 2021 and the parents realized that nearly two years of pandemic policies had left their kids behind both academically and socially. There weren’t a lot of child care or … [Read more...] about A Rural, Waldorf Microschool Gets Shut Down By State Regulators
By The Conscious Resistance On June 4th, 2023, journalist Derrick Broze shared a presentation during the “From Scarcity to Abundance” Panel at the Better Way Conference in Bath, UK! Source: The Conscious Resistance Network Derrick is the founder of TCRN. … [Read more...] about From Scarcity to Abundance – Derrick Broze at Better Way Conference
By Lipton Matthews Technocrats frequently pressure the US government to increase R and D as a strategy to upstage China. The assumption is that public R and D will lead to innovation and economic growth because research generates the science that spurs innovation. Yet the formula is mistaken, for history has shown that science often lags technology. Innovations prior to the … [Read more...] about Technology Is Meaningless Without Entrepreneurship
By Kerry McDonald The rise of bottom-up education models Across the US, everyday education entrepreneurs are reimagining K-12 education in simple but profound ways. Some of these entrepreneurs are parents trying to solve an educational problem for their own families who decide to bring others along with them. Others are teachers who became fed up with one-size-fits-all … [Read more...] about Education Entrepreneurship and Innovation Across the US: A Case Study
By Kerry McDonald Nestled at the end of a residential cul-de-sac in Hopewell, Virginia is Dream Tech Academy, a microschool founded by former public school teacher, Danette Buckley. Originally from Jamaica, Buckley moved to the U.S. as an adolescent and gravitated toward a career in education, with a passion for entrepreneurship. “This has been a dream for so long,” … [Read more...] about New Research Reveals The Breadth And Impact Of The Microschooling Movement
By Kerry McDonald It was a cool, muddy morning in March when I pulled into the empty parking lot of a sprawling forest and nature preserve about 40 miles outside of Fort Worth, Texas. Soon, cars began arriving, filled with exuberant children of all ages, and their parents, who were ready to spend a few hours together in the woods. Donned in rain boots and parkas, these … [Read more...] about Two “Mompreneurs” Created a Forest School That Reaches Thousands
By Kerry McDonald In early 2020, Chrystal and Joshua Bernard decided that they would begin homeschooling their four young children at the start of the following school year. Their two oldest children were completing first grade and pre-kindergarten, respectively, at a traditional private school in the greater Fort Worth, Texas area, but the Bernards were drawn to … [Read more...] about How Entrepreneurs Are Expanding Education Options For Families in Texas
By Kerry McDonald Tears filled Maria Castaneda’s eyes as she recalled moving her son from a Las Vegas charter school to a microschool in 2020. She explained that in the charter school, her 7th grader was excelling academically but was growing increasingly withdrawn and angry. “I pulled him out because in that situation it brought out the worst of him, not the best of him,” … [Read more...] about Microschools Are Proving to Be a Winning Option in Las Vegas
By Art Carden We trade so frequently that we don’t even think about it any longer. It’s just mundane; and indeed, if you’re reading this, you’re probably unfamiliar with a world in which you don’t carry a pocket supercomputer that allows you to buy essentially anything you want and have it shipped to your doorstep in a few days. Trade creates wealth. Recall that wealth is … [Read more...] about Two Ways Trade Creates Wealth
By John Anderer New research from the University of Amsterdam reports that despite entrepreneurs often working longer hours than salaried employees, they are at no greater risk of burnout. In fact, study authors say burnout risk is actually smaller, on average, among entrepreneurs thanks to the “to the positive psychological effects of entrepreneurial work”. Considering … [Read more...] about Entrepreneurs are Often Feverish Workaholics. So What’s Their Secret to Avoiding Burnout?
By Lipton Matthews Commentators worry that the United States might lose its dominance in innovation to Asian countries like China and Singapore. Many policymakers are intimidated by the R&D budgets of Asian countries and by their superior performance on international academic assessments. However, these concerns are misguided because the United States still dominates … [Read more...] about For Now, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Still Holds a High Place in the USA