We reported earlier last month about a new school forming in urban New York called the Trade School. Version one, a proof of concept prototype, has recently been reported as aan overwhelming success by students, a good success by teachers. Apparently, the process of bringing something the teacher wants to barter for needs some work.
One teacher reported, “I walked away with exclusively sharp cheddar cheese. Everybody brought cheese. I was really hoping for Legos, I was really hoping for socks, records, general ephemera would have been cool, but no. Nothing but cheese.” He had asked for socks, records, cheese, and ephemera.
The group plans on reopening Trade School later this year, hopefully with some improvements for the teachers. See the full story at http://www.wnyc.org/news/articles/151305