In One Room, Many Advantages

This article by Bill Kaufffman, from the Wall Street Journal, captures much of what I appreciate (and regret) from my one-room school experience. I appreciate that I had the same teacher (Mrs. Smith) for grades 2-8. She fits the profile described in the article (except that she was not single). She was married to a […]

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My Roots: One-Room Schooling

This is a photo of the actual building that was my school from 2nd through 8th grades. It was called Fairview at the time, and was located half way between Auburn and Brownville, Nebraska. It is now an art gallery located in Brownville. During the years that I attended Fairview (Sept 1953 – May 1960), […]

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Learning Options is now on WordPress

After a dozen years of running on an Obiki platform, Learning Options is moving to WordPress.  This upgrade comes at a time when I’m also shifting my professional focus. I remain committed to the ideal of public schools as empowering places – for both students and teachers – and very much a part of the […]

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