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Parents rebel against heavy academic focus with alternative schools




Some parents are opting for schools where children spend time exploring outside and guiding their own learning.
Some parents are opting for schools where children spend time exploring outside and guiding their own learning.
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Schools in California are feeling the pressure to focus more heavily on academics -- as early as kindergarten.

That emphasis on book learning at such a young age has some parents looking for alternatives.

The California Report's Katrina Schwartz says some are drawn to schools where kids spend their days exploring the outdoors and guiding their own learning.