How can teens create an education for themselves based on their own individual interests and goals? Can they still go to college? What does it actually look like when a teen leaves conventional school and forges their own path?
All of this will be discussed at our online teen panel. Panelist will include current and alumni members of the The Learning Cooperatives, who will tell their stories, with a Q&A to follow.
TLC centers offer a full-time program as a resource for families who want to take education into their own hands. Teens get guidance from knowledgeable, caring adults, access to a broad selection of classes that are based on their interests, and welcomed into a community of peers.
“Frustrated with the traditional school system, a family in Los Angeles pulls their two children out of one of the highest-rated schools in the area and takes their education into their own hands. In the quest to better their children’s lives, they must overcome long-standing assumptions about education and face the social ramifications of their bold decision.
Class Dismissed will challenge viewers to take a fresh look at what it means to be educated in the 21st century and offer up a new way of thinking about the process of learning.”
Following the screening, you’re invited to stay for a discussion of the topics raised in the film.