Alternative Schools

The Alternative Education Resource Organization (AERO)
"AERO's goal is to advance student-driven, learner-centered approaches to education. AERO is considered by many to be the primary hub of communications and support for educational alternatives around the world. Education Alternatives include, but are not limited to, Montessori, Waldorf (Steiner) Choice, Democratic, Homeschool, Open, Charter, Free, Sudbury, Holistic, Virtual, Magnet, Early Childhood, Reggio Emilia, Indigo, Krishnamurti, Quaker, Libertarian, Independent, Progressive, Community, Cooperative, and Unschooling. One of AERO's areas of expertise is democratic process and democratic education, but equally important is the networking of all forms of educational alternatives."
Founded in 1989 by Jerry Mintz

List and description of over 12,000 learner centered alternatives
Clearinghouse on Educational Policy and Management Trends and Issues: School Choice--Alternative Schools
An overview of alternative schools in America from the late 1960s.
Alternative Schools: Diverted but not Defeated
Dr. Kathy Emery’s comprehensive historical overview of alternative schooling in America concludes rather pessimistically: “as long as corporate financed institutions promote standardized testing and support alternative schools only if those schools submit to externally imposed standardized aims, then no true alternative school movement can exist.” A MUST-READ