Alternatives to Traditional Education @ Laura’s


No two people have the same needs, goals, and interests, much less learn the same way. Yet most schools still utilize age-based standardized curriculum and assessments. Fortunately for families, there are alternatives beyond traditional public and private schooling that may be more appropriate for their children. This presentation will review homeschooling, unschooling, alternative schools, self-directed learning centers, as well as other alternatives to traditional education.

This session is most appropriate for public, private or home schooled young people ages 10 and up, their guardians, teachers, school administrators, and school board members

Antonio Buehler founded Abrome to fundamentally change the way the world views education. He wants society to reject the notion that education should be a standardized product in which children are expected to be passive recipients of instruction that is chosen and delivered by adults. Antonio wants learners to be able to direct their own education so they can live rich, fulfilling lives. He believes that by providing learners with the opportunity to take full ownership of their education, Abrome will help save millions of lives, and in the process change the world.

Prior to founding Abrome, Antonio worked as an admissions consultant to individuals applying to top colleges and MBA programs. He also worked as a middle school and high school teacher at an alternative school in Austin, TX. Before he dedicated his career to education, Antonio spent time in private equity, investment banking, and the military. Outside of work Antonio founded the Peaceful Streets Project, served on the board of a child bereavement non-profit, volunteered at an orphanage in Bulgaria, volunteered for the West Point and Stanford admissions offices, coached high school football, and has personally mentored and tutored dozens of children.

Antonio earned a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the United States Military Academy, an M.B.A. from Stanford University, and an Ed.M. from Harvard University.


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