Alternative education is not only available in the home or in alternative schools. Check out this BBC article about UK alternative Degrees now being offered in London, England.
"The London Interdisciplinary School is claiming to be the first entirely new provider, for a generation that will be able to issue its own degrees from the outset."
"Rather than offering conventional degree subjects, such as History or Physics, there will be a single three year degree course focusing on global issues, such as climate change, with the aim of "cutting across disciplines". "
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