Monday, April 24, 2006

news roundup: bucking tradition edition

a couple of local news items of interest, in terms of folks going SERIOUSLY against the grain, in education and in commerce:

the sister of one of d's best childhood friends runs an alternative school in Price George's County - no curriculum, no tests, no grades. the Washington Post profiles it today:

in even more local news, one of the current open society institute fellows is part of the collective that runs the Baltimore Free Store - no fixed location, no paid staff, no cost to customers. the Baltimore Sun profiles it today:,0,6393946.story?coll=bal-local-headlines

oh, marx would be so proud (just finished reading the first chapter of the german ideology).

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