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School Choice in all its wonderful combinations and permutations

May 23, 2015 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) at 08:40 AM

Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX co-founder of Pay-Pal and Tesla Motors, among other things, has started a small boutique private school for his own children. more  "Musk says in the interview that Ad Astra, which is a year old, currently has 14 kids and will increase to 20 in September. His grand vision for the school involves removing grade levels, so there's no distinction between students in 1st grade and 3rd. Musk is [opposed to] 'making all the children go through the same grade at the same time, like an assembly line,' he says in the interview."

This sounds like exactly the sort of school many left-wing parents would like to send their children to, but of course most left-wing parents think all parents should send their kids to their neighbourhood government school. Perhaps Doug would weigh in on this dilemma?

In the meantime, while Ad Astra doesn't sound like the kind of school I would have chosen for my own children, isn't it wonderful that Elon Musk can choose it for his own children - and also wonderful that the rest of us can watch the school;s progress and gauge whether it is successful!

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