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Alternative Education: Nurturing Unique Paths to Knowledge

Alternative Education For Your Kids

Featuring: Jerry Mintz

In this podcast, we feature Jerry Mintz, Founder and Director of the Alternative Education Resource Organization. He has been a leading voice in the alternative school movement for over 30 years and has authored numerous articles and books including, School’s Over: How to Have Freedom and Democracy in Education.

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    Alternative Education For Your Kids
    Jerry Mintz

Alternative Education For Your Kids

  • Tell us a little about the Alternative Education Resource Organization the services you provide.
  • Why do children need alternative education options?
  • You have a new course starting soon, can you tell us a bit about that?
  • How can families get involved?
  • What advice do you have for new parents when it comes to their children’s education?
Learn more about Jerry Mintz and the alternative education resources available to your family at

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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 and independent alternative school principal and teacher, he has also helped found more than one hundred public and private alternative schools and organizations. He has lectured and consulted in more than twenty-five countries around the world. In 1989, he founded the Alternative Education Resource Organization and since then has served as it’s Director. Jerry was the first executive director of the National Coalition of Alternative Community Schools (NCACS), and was a founding member of the International Democratic Education Conference (IDEC). In addition to several appearances on national radio and TV shows, Jerry’s essays, commentaries, and reviews have appeared in numerous newspapers, journals, and magazines including The New York Times, Newsday, Paths of Learning, Green Money Journal, Communities, Saturday Review, Holistic Education Review as well as the anthology Creating Learning Communities (Foundation for Educational Renewal, 2000). Jerry was Editor-in-Chief for the Handbook of Alternative Education (Macmillan, 1994), and the Almanac of Education Choices (Macmillan/Simon & Schuster, 1995). He is the author of School’s Over: How to Have Freedom and Democracy in Education (AERO, 2017) and is editor of Turning Points: 35 Visionaries in Education Tell Their Own Story (AERO, 2010).

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