by Rose Florian Rodriguez (MAUD '18)
Model World tries to address the school to prison pipeline problem by promoting knowledge, inspiration, and empowerment. The school provides flexible spaces for learning and interaction between the students. It has a central atrium, that acts as a meeting point from conflict resolution. The idea is that students are not suspended or incriminated, but are able to develop empathy and compassion through the process of addressing and resolving their differences.