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What Are Young People Saying About the Listening Sessions?

“I think most people want standardized test scores instead of caring how we learn. This was a good thing.”


Sara, 16

“The whole deconstructing of education – and then being given a blank slate - has so much room to open your mind to the possibilities. It was a great program.”

  Thomas, 17


"This has given me a new perspective on education. Usually it is about training for facts and knowledge. Education that is about who you are, want to be and preparing for the future is more important."
                                                                                                                                                           Sam, 17



"I wasn't going to have kids, but if you build this school, I will have them."

                                                                                                  Andrea, 18

“This was different and helped us express what we think.  Usually you don’t get to do that in regular class. You do what the teacher tells you.” 


Eric, 16

"This has meant a lot to me because you have brought a major goal of my life to life. You have started to create the foundation for something revolutionary. I give you 100% of my support."

                                                                                                                                             Nick, 16    


"Usually I only talk to my parents about school, but they think I am complaining. It was nice to come here and talk with people who understand me."
                                                                                                                                             Riley, 14

"I like how optimistic this approach is and how positive our input can be."
                                                                                                                                          Ankober, 17

"I wish this school had been made a long time ago."
                                                                                                                              Aaron, 15

"This whole thing has been eye opening. I have never really liked school, but this is an example of how to change it and I like what you are doing."

                                                                                                                             Journey, 17



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