Surely you've read the article and seen these mafiosi around. The Wall Street Journal article summarizes what we in the Montessori community have already taken as commonplace. Our kids are more creative because we don't school the creative right out of them! Nothing magical happens in the classroom itself, the only thing that makes the environment and philosophy seem wonderful and magic is the child itself. Unleashing his own potential and creativity by exploring his passions.
The comments section of the article is especially interesting, please go comment yourself. I will just include one comment and his link on this blogpost today. I include this one because we believe so strongly that Montessori education is and should always be for everyone.