david rodriguez, self directed education, unschoolingDo you have a child struggling in the public school system? Do you sometimes think about homeschooling or placing them in a private school? Is the problem with our children – or is there something fundamentally flawed in the way we view education in this country? Maybe there is a better approach that can unlock the potential for learning and creativity locked inside the minds of our kids.

Our guest, David Rodriguez, is the principal of Valor Academy, specializing in teenage apprenticeships and the publisher of The Underground History of American Education by world-renowned educator, John Taylor Gatto. He is an advocate for giving children the freedom to pursue their interests, passions, and dreams. And he’s here to share with us the backstory of how our current system came to be and how we can do better.