If there exists another school with the same admissions policy and commitment to equity and socio-economic diversity as Manhattan Country School, I've not discovered it. Throughout the progressive school community, MCS is recognized as a model, and educators from around the country trek to the school to learn of its practices. The discussion about progressive education takes a decided turn to the social justice side of the equation, as the staff seeks to build an educational program reflecting the mission of the school.
|The 2015 PEN Conference|
MCS has agreed to host the 2015 Conference of the Progressive Education Network. I met with a committee of staff who are already starting to lay groundwork for the conference. It will be exciting to have the gathering of progressive educators in New York, where I am clearly finding one of the hottest hotbeds of progressive education.