Kids have disappeared from public schools, with most opting for a range of alternatives.
DIY approaches to education—including homeschooling, learning pods, and microschools—are gaining popularity as public schools fold under pressure.
With public schools largely out of commission, parents are putting together their own ad hoc schooling alternatives.
Education researcher Kerry McDonald sees this crisis as an opportunity to experiment with self-directed learning.
'Unschooling' Is the Ultimate Laissez-Faire Version of School Choice. But Can Your Kids Teach Themselves How To Read and Do Math?
Author Kerry McDonald explains why her kids flourish outside of conventional classrooms—and why yours might too.
"School is a place where children go to learn to be stupid," said author and educator John Holt.