AERO’s 2nd Annual Student Essay Contest

We are very proud to announce AERO’s 2nd Annual Student Essay Contest. Please pass this information on to all interested students and please post at your local alternative school/program/resource center.

Eligibility: Less than 18 years of age; currently enrolled in an alternative school or homeschooling/unschooling

Requirements: No more than 1,500 words and no less than 750 word; Topic must be on or closely relate to alternative education; Essay can be focused on specific topic within the field of alternative education (i.e. democracy in schools, learning without school…)

Deadline for submission: March 31st; Only the first 30 essays will be accepted for review

Submission information: Preferred method is via e-mail to or mailed to 417 Roslyn Rd., Roslyn Hts., NY 11577; Include your phone, address, e-mail, age, and what school you’re in (or mention that you’re homeschooling/unschooling)

Award Method: Essays will be reviewed by a committee made up of AERO staff and outside experts; Winners will be notified within 2 weeks of the March 31st deadline; The top three will read their winning essays at the AERO conference; 1st prize: free AERO conference fees, essay published in Education Revolution magazine, 3-years free AERO membership; 2nd prize: free AERO conference fees, 2-years free AERO membership; 3rd prize: free AERO conference fees, 1-year free AERO membership

-Isaac Graves

Conference Director

Alternative Education Resource Organization (AERO)

AERO Conference ’06: “Educational Alternatives: Finding Our

Commonalities & Celebrating Our Differences”

June 29th – July 2nd, 2006, Russell Sage College, Troy, NY

417 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights, NY  11577-2620

(800) 769-4171 (toll-free) or 516-621-2195

(just one e-mail/week — conference newsletter)

“Allow children to be happy their own way, for what better way will they ever find?”

Samuel Johnson


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