The screening will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by NPR education correspondent Anya Kamenetz, and featuring voices from the film and other education experts.
Unschooled is a documentary film focused on a world where children have the power to decide what and how they learn. The film follows the story of three teens – Amani, Miles and Jaya – and their families in the Philadelphia neighborhood of Germantown as they transition from public school to the newly-opened Natural Creativity Center (NCC). NCC believes in trusting young people and their families to decide on the content that is of value and importance to them. When Amani, Miles and Jaya enroll at NCC, these radical ideas are put to the test.