Max Ventilla of AltSchool is Taking Tech—and More—to the Classroom

Max Ventilla of AltSchool is Taking Tech—and More—to the Classroom

“It’s insane,” says Max Ventilla, founder of AltSchool in San Francisco. “There’s this notion that the preschool you apply to is a feeder for the elementary school, which is a feeder for the high school, which is a feeder for college, and that if you don’t choose right from the beginning, your kid is going to be a drop-out and have no job prospects.” Insanity notwithstanding, that mindset was strong enough to set Ventilla to thinking strongly about the future of his daughter, Sabine’s, education, and how he might alter its course.

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