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 radial new way of thinking about the process of learning.
Class Dismissed - Extended Interview with Jerry Mintz
Enjoy this extended interview with Jerry Mintz.
Jerry Mintz has been a leading voice in the alternative school movement for over 30 years. In addition to his seventeen years as a public school teacher and a public and independent alternative school principal, he has also founded several alternative schools and organizations and has lectured and consulted around the world.In 1989, he founded the Alternative Education Resource Organization. He continues to serve as AERO’s director and as the Managing Editor of AERO’s networking magazine, The Education Revolution. Jerry was also Editor-in-Chief for the Handbook of Alternative Education, and the Almanac of Education Choices. He is the author of No Homework and Recess All Day: How to Have Freedom and Democracy in Education and is editor of Turning Points: 35 Visionaries in Education Tell Their Own Story.