Conventional schooling forces students to choose between academics and their passion. Alternative schooling too does exactly this. Students with unconventional pursuits - be it science, sports, arts, or research, need more than either of these two kinds of school.
They need an alternative to schooling that allows them to:
During the industrial revolution, factories needed workers. So children were sent to schools where they were divided by age into Classes and subjected to State-regulated curricula, regardless of their personal interests or aptitude.
Hence, it comes as no surprise that: