Acton Oakland - The Tesla of Education

People keep asking “What is Acton Oakland, what makes it different?” We’ve been thinking about how to give the gist of what it is.  We think we found a real easy way to explain it with this statement: “Acton Oakland is the Tesla of Education.” In the spirit of paradigm shifts, mainstream acceptance, and disruption we feel this is a great analogy, we hope you feel the same way too!!

Here’s some reasons why we feel that way:

Tesla Acton Oakland
Needed Early Believers Investors fund the vision Acton Affliate Founders & the Education Community's recognition
Need Early Adopters Fearless customers Faithful founding families who are ready to go against the flow for a better wholistic solution
Mission Focused Make a healthier planet Assist in finding every child's calling and prepare them for their hero's journey
Facility Small Retail Outlets accessable to customers, with a strong service network Local microschools with a global support network & footprint
Paradigm Shift Internal combustion to electric engine Traditional to mastery based, learner driven education
Skeptics Electric vehicles don't make sense. Tech not mature, cost too high Mastery based, learner driven, mixed age is too much freedom
Leading Edge Innovation using existing propulsion and battery technologies Implement best practices throughout the world at a moments notice
Simple Removal of many moving components Reduces bureacracy to focus on learner
Disruptive Changes entire design, sales and service methods From large, structured institutions to a network of nimble microschools
Too Good to be True We could have done this the whole time? YES We could do this and it works? YES
Robust Design, Service and infrastructure built to inspire change in the entire industry Touches on every facet of the real world, Team Building, Self Discipline, Justice, Finance, Business, Problem Solving, etc.

 

One thing to Note, Elon Musk is also experimenting with a new approach to education as well, but it’s really been kept under wraps. We wish him and anybody experimenting in education the best of success!!