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:
|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!!