Ben Draper

Director's Fellows Program
  • Director's Fellow

Ben Draper is executive director of the Macomber Center in Framingham, MA, a self-directed learning community for children ages 5 to 18. The Macomber Center has no curriculum, no requirements, and no evaluations of any kind. Instead, children are free to play and explore within a community of other children, with support from knowledgeable, helpful adults. His interests include the history and philosophy of radical pedagogy and children’s rights.

Ben Draper is executive director of the Macomber Center in Framingham, MA, a self-directed learning community for children ages 5 to 18. The Macomber Center has no curriculum, no requirements, and no evaluations of any kind. Instead, children are free to play and explore within a community of other children, with support from knowledgeable, helpful adults. His interests include the history and philosophy of radical pedagogy and children’s rights.